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Coop. Cumbres de Abona
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Weißwein 2018 D.O. Abona Malvasia Dry "Testamento", Canary islands, Spain

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Sweetness: Dry
Price: 15.90 €
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Malvasia
Registration number: #CA-L0501

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Last reviewed: 29 March, 2020

DO area on the Spanish island of Tenerife; see under Canary Islands

The Canary Islands (Spanish: Canarias), a group of islands belonging to Spain and covering about 7,500 km², are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. That is 1,100 km from mainland Spain, but the easternmost island, Lanzarote, is only 100 kilometres from Africa(Morocco). When the Romans landed on the island of Fuerteventura in ancient times, they found numerous packs of wild dogs, so they named the island "Insula Canaria" (Island of Dogs). In 1402, a Spanish ship landed on Gran Canaria and found the original Guanche population there, living as they did in the Stone Age. The Spaniards and Portuguese brought...

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...

Malvasier (or Malvoisie) is another spelling for Malvasia. The name is used in German-speaking countries for various unrelated grape varieties. These are exclusively synonyms; an independent grape variety of this name is not known:

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