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Wines in Alicante

The coastal city of Alicante is a picturesque place in Spain. The city is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea and is famed for their wines and massive wine productions.
The city’s wine making history dates back to the 16th Century, and they were immensely popular even than in European cities like Scotland, England, Holland, etc. The interesting thing is, the wines from Alicante were even mentioned in literature in the classic Alexandre Dumas book ‘The Count of Montecristo’.
Geographically the city can be divided into two regions, the coastal area sandwiched between Denia and Calpe is known as La Marina, whereas the region between the towns of Villena and Pinoso is called Vinalopo. The La Marina region produces wines from the Moscatel grape, and the brand is popularly known as the 'Moscatel de Alicante.' On the other hand, the Vinalopo region is noted for their continental type climate which is favorable for Monastrell grape.

The city produces four types of grapes, namely- Moscatel de Alejandria, Monastrell, Bobal and Alicante Bouschet. However, in the recent times, they are working diligently to make more elegant and classy wines.

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