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Coop. Cumbres de Abona
Winery Wines

Red wine 2019 D.O. Abona "Cumbres de Abona - Tinto", Canary islands, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 11.90 €
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #CA-L490202

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Last reviewed: 19 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 with about 7,500 km², are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. This is 1,100 km from mainland Spain, but the easternmost island of 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" (Dog Island). In 1402 a Spanish ship landed on Gran Canaria and found there the original population of the Guanches, this people still lived like in the stone age. The Spaniards and Portuguese...

Wine-growing in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were already cultivated 3000 years before Christ. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 B.C. and carried on lively trade in wine in the Mediterranean. The first flourishing was in 200 B.C., because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). The development was stopped by the invasion of the Moors in 711. For religious reasons the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of raisins. They brought with them the art of distillation, but this was not used for alcoholic drinks, but essential oils, as...

The red grape variety comes from the Canary Islands(Spain). Synonyms are Almuñeco, Forastera Negra, Icod de Los Vinos, Listán Morado, Muneco Negro, Negra Común, Negra Gruesa, Negra Mulate, Negro Común, Negro Morcillo and Negro Muelle. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, it is the result of a presumably natural cross between the red Mollar Cano (Negra Mulate) x the white Palomino (Listán Blanco). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). In spite of apparently indicative synonyms or morphological or name similarities, it...

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