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Wines of Malaga
Málaga province has long been famous for its sweet fortified wines, made from the Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez grape varieties. From the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC, the Greeks and Romans to the Moors and later the British, all enthusiastic drinkers of Málaga wines.
Malaga has three DOs (Denominaciones de Origen):
- DO Malaga (mostly sweet white wines)
- DO Sierra de Malaga (white, rose and red wines)
- DO Pasas de Malaga (raisins).
Traditional sweet dessert wines in the DO Málaga are made from the Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel white grape varieties. These are found in three areas: La Axarquia, Montes de Malaga, and Zona Norte (the hills north of Antequera).
The area of wine production known as the Serrania de Ronda forms part of the DO Sierras of Malaga, producing what are popularly known as 'the Ronda Wines'. Here modern bodegas at over 750m… More →
Málaga province has long been famous for its sweet fortified wines, made from the Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez grape varieties. From the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC, the Greeks and Romans… More →
The traditional Malaga sweet desert wines (DO Malaga) are produced mainly from the Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel grape varieties - the Moscatel de Alejandría, and Moscatel Morisco.
The DOs of Malaga and Sierra de Malaga cover similar geographical regions, but are distinguished by the different types of wines produced, as described above. This means that sweet Malaga wines are made in the areas of La Axarquia, Montes de Malaga and Zona Norte, but so are other types of wine under the DO Sierra de Malaga (commonly known as the Serrania de Ronda.)
One notable area of the DO Sierra de Malaga is the Serrania de Ronda. A number of modern bodegas in the hills around the town of Ronda produce young red wines using Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo grapes. Their white wine varieties include Chardonnay, Macabeo, Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc.
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