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Weißwein 2020 D.O. Alicante Moscatel-Airén-Macabeo, Comunidad Valenciana (Comunitat Valenciana), Spain

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #377749

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 20 July, 2021
Editor note: Somewhat herbal and nutty, also delicately floral aroma with rather bright yellow fruity aromas and a hint of herbs. Lean, tart, bright fruit, nutty and delicately yeasty notes, very fine acidity, good persistence, floral nuances, some minerality in the background, very slight warmth, straightforward style, relatively elegant, very good, fine-juicy, polished, bright finish.

DO area on the Mediterranean coast Costa Blanca (white coast) in the Spanish region Valencia. About 75 kilometres northeast of Alicante, on the Dénia peninsula, there is the later attached subzone La Marina Alta, where mainly sweet wines are produced. The vineyards of the subzone Alicante Clásico are located on a smaller scale around the port city of Alicante, but four-fifths of them are inland at an altitude of 500 to 650 metres above sea level. The vineyards cover about 14,500 hectares of vineyards on mostly dark limestone soils with a low percentage of clay. The climate, which is mild in summer and winter, is humid and Mediterranean near the...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

Synonym or name component for many Muskateller varieties. Name component for many Muskateller varieties; see there.

The white grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Aidén, Blanc du Zerhoun, Blancón, Burra Blanca, Colgadera, El Biod, El Biodh, El Karim, Forcallada, Forcallat, Forcallat Blanca, Forcallat Blanco, Forcellat Bianca, Laeren de Rey, Manchega, Mantuo Laeren, Valdepeñera Blanca, Valdepeñas and Zerhouni. The exact origin is the area of Cuenca in the region of Castilla-La Mancha, where it is known as Manchega. It should not be confused with the Forcallat Blanca or Lairén varieties because of apparent synonyms or morphological similarities. The close relationship between Airén, Clairette and...

The white grape variety originates from Spain (Middle East by hypothesis). Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Gredelin, Lardot, Maccabéo, Maccabeu, Ugni Blanc (France); Charas Blanc (California); Macabeu, Subirat, Subirats, Viura, Vuera (Spain). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the varieties Alcañón, Trebbiano Toscano (Ugni Blanc) or the genetically similar Xarello. DNA analyses carried out in 2013 revealed a parentage of Hebén x Brustiano Faux (not identical to...

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