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Alicante is a port city in southeastern Costa Blanca...

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Alicante is a port city in southeastern Costa Blanca and municipality in the Valencian Community of Spain. The eponymous DO is a non-contiguous appellation, divided between east and west. Along the eastern coast you find La Marina, a subzone known for its perfumed sweet white wines made from Moscatel de Alejandría; other white grape varieties include Merseguera and Malvasía. The drier, more extreme climate to the west is home to Monastrell, which accounts for 75% of total DO vineyard plantings. Other major red grape varieties include Garnacha Tintorera and Bobal, a thick-skinned black variety native to the Levante (the eastern edge of the Iberian Peninsula). Bobal had been destined for bulk wine production during much of its modern history but a new generation of winemakers today are taking advantage of the wide availability of old vine material, to produce full-bodied, concentrated wines, which are increasingly complex. In the last ten years, Alicante DO has gained popularity and respect for its new light, fresh wines and interesting varietal reds produced by pioneering bodegas.

Alongside the other wines emerging here, Alicante’s classic dessert wine, Fondillon, has been exported for centuries and is enjoying its own renaissance.

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  • Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mira Salinas 2016  Front Label
    Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mira Salinas 2016
    Mourvedre from Alicante, Spain
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  • Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Old Vines 2017  Front Label
    Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Old Vines 2017
    Mourvedre from Alicante, Spain
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  • Bodegas Volver Triga 2017  Front Label
    Bodegas Volver Triga 2017
    Other Red Blends from Alicante, Spain
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    • Enrique Mendoza Alicante La Tremenda Monastrell 2018  Front Label
      Enrique Mendoza Alicante La Tremenda Monastrell 2018
      Mourvedre from Alicante, Spain
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    • Artadi El Seque 2019  Front Label
      Artadi El Seque 2019
      Mourvedre from Alicante, Spain
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    • Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mo Monastrell 2019  Front Label
      Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mo Monastrell 2019
      Mourvedre from Alicante, Spain
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    • Bodegas Volver Tarima 2020  Front Label
      Bodegas Volver Tarima 2020
      Mourvedre from Alicante, Spain
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