Alicanté Wine

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Alicante is part of the Comunidad de Valenciana region, named for the town on the Mediterranean coast and awarded D.O. status in 1957.
 
It is divided into two zones:
 
La Marina is along the coast, between the towns of Denia and Calpe. This section has a distinctly Mediterranean climate with very hot summers. Moscatel production for sweet and fortified wines is the main focus, and many have the label “Moscatel de Alicante.” 
 
The Vinalopo, along the river of the same name, is adjacent to the Yecla region of Murcia. This is a continental climate, with hot, dry summers. Monastrell (Mourvedre), best suited to these conditions, dominates the plantings and is made into a voluptuous red wine as well as rosado. Other red grapes grown and used for blending are Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo and Bobal. 
 
But the pride of the region is Fondillon, a semi-sweet, non-fortified, vino rancio (oxidized wine) made from overripe Monastrell Read more »

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  • Grenache

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  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Bodegas Bernabé Navarro

    This property is located in the valley between Villena and La Cañada. Sierra del Morrón and its S...

  • Bodegas Sierra Salinas

    The building was based on two main principles: thermal isolation and the exploitation of gravity ...

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  • This one is from a Costco run.  To me, the blend is hilarious:  40% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Touriga Nacional, 15% Aragonez, 15% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot.  One more time it just sounds to me like somebody said, "OK, this is what we have left over.  Let's just mix it up and tell everybody that it was 'carefully blended.'"   ;-) Of the grapes listed ... Read More

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  • Bodegas Volver "Triga" Alicante 2012

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  • Bodegas Volver "Triga" Alicante 2012

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  • Bodegas Volver "Triga" Alicante 2012

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    Wine review by Stubs66


  • So Friday at last! OT I hope you are well on your way to feeling better!With ... Carignan, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet. Seems like anytime Petite Sirah gets in the mix there's lots of ripe, jammy dark fruit. I'm not complaining just making a statement. And yes OT/Emark, this wine could use some more time on its side but it is quite enjoy... Read More

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  • I assume you know, Al, that Stags' Leap Winery is not the same as ... ... amount of Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet, these were replaced with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines and the vineyard was renamed to "Stag's Leap Vineyard" or "S.L.V".[1][3][4]The first vintage produced from the new vineyard was in 1972 and was produced in a rented... Read More

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  • Jumilla, Alicante, Rioja and Ribera del Duero are all within reach of Madrid as well- though Valencia may work better with regards to transportation timing.They seem to all have wine tourism web sites up, with lists of wineries that can be visited. Perhaps that would be better than a packaged tour that stops at 2 wineries.Narrowing it down.Thank... Read More

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  • MJet I'm friends with the grower, Chuck Giovanetti, yet amazingly have ... ... Sirah, 2.9% Sangiovese 2.5%, Alicante 1.7%, Carignane 1.4%, Mourvèdre (aka, Mataro), 0.6% Trousseau noir 0.4% Petit Bousch Read More

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  • Yeah but the problem with dessert wine is that to be good it should also have ... of several others, including Alicante Bouchet. The white version is one of the most widely planted white grapes in France actually, planted all across the south.The Arien has been coming up fast. I just typed from memory and didn't check.Core winery in Santa Barb... Read More

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  • "As of 2010, Airén was estimated to be the world's 3rd most ... Poggiarelli, Alicant Blau, Alicante, Alicante Grenache, Aragones, Bois Jaune, Cannonaddu, Cannonadu Nieddu, Cannonau, Cannonau Selvaggio, Canonazo, Carignane rosso, Elegante, Francese, Gamay del Trasimeno, Gamay Perugino, Garnaccho negro, Garnacha Comun, Garnacha negra, Garnacha R... Read More

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