Wine & Food Tasting on the Costa Blanca
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All wine lovers are well acquainted with the quality of Spanish renowned wines such as Rioja and Ribera del Duero. But as a matter of fact, the Costa Blanca and especially the region of Alicante, has a long wine history and is considered one of Spain’s best wine producers.
Alicante wine comes mainly from the northern coastal areas between the towns of Denía and Calpe known as La Marina privileged with an ideal Mediterranean climate for growing the Muscatel grape. While the inland continental and dry climate of the area known as Alto Vinalopó is ideal for the Monastrell red wine. Well known grapes of this region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo, while whites include Airén, Macabeo, Merseguera, Romano, Planta Fina and Verdil.
Did we tickle your tongue? Ready to taste some wines? Here comes our Editor's Pick of 3 outstanding Bodegas for Wine Tasting Tours on the Costa Blanca!
Bodegas Faelo – Elche
A delightful and charming family-run winery in the heart of the countryside near Elche. Bodegas Faelo exquisite and unique wines come from the native grape varieties such as Monastrell and Muscat of Alexandria, as well as foreign ones; Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Chardonnay. The owner himself will take you on an intimate tour where you will learn about the traditional techniques used here dating back 100 years. Naturally, together with the boutique wine tasting you will sample savory specialties from the area such as dried sausages, cheeses, homemade breads and olive oil.
Bodegas Xaló – Jalón
Located in Jalón this bodega specializes on artisan wine from the grapes of Monastrell, Syrah, Giro and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their star product is the muscatel white wine with the dry and sweet Bahía de Dénia. Discover the history and secret of their wines paired with the best selection of Spanish cheeses and sausages. In addition, Bodegas Xaló has a gourmet shop where you can buy all their wines, as well as a wide variety of high quality local products. Can’t leave without getting some of that!
Enrique Mendoza – Alfàs del Pi
Bodegas Enrique Mendoza has the best proposals for wine tourism, transporting you to a world of tranquility set in an unbeatable natural environment in Alfaz del Pi. The vineyards are part of the environment and the landscape that surrounds it. This winery cultivates Chardonnay and Muscat grapes for their white wines, and several well known grapes like the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir for their red wines. The wines are fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged in French and American oak barrels. Book a tour and marvel not only on their wines but also on their philosophy of life!