The Alicante vine
The very special combination of soil, temperature, climate and relative humidity, sets the Alicante landscape to be very suitable for vineyard development.
In fact, history testifies the successful development of many acres and a wealth of varieties in all regions. This is particularly noticeable within the more rural and very fertile areas around the city of Alicante. To this day a wide variety of these vines can be found, but the most commonly found and best adapted to the area are the following vines:
- Moscatel of Alexandria
- Alicante Bouschet
Although the Mediterranean climate is kind to the vines, it can also conceal some very different conditions. This can be particularly true in the case of the diversity of climates in Alicante. From the humidity and rich soil in the Marina Alta area to the extreme temperatures in winter and summer in the Vinalopo region. The extreme weather changes of Vinalopo demonstrates how the vines have adapted to suit the climate.
Along with these varieties, the Regulating Council has also approved:
Moscatel of Alexandria
Pedralba fine plant