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Alicante knows wine

"Alicantinos Wines, good ones wines ". Thus describe tourists and residents of the city of light wines of the Alicante province. Being enrolled in the D. O. Alicante from 1932, these wines have become a benchmark for other provinces Spanish thanks to its large production center. In fact it was during Years wine capitals of the Iberian Peninsula, because of its remarkable and Variable production. With the help of the seaport, Its wines have been touring every corner of the peninsula and even bear the name of Alicante outside the Spanish borders. One of the flagship wines province is the muscatel, a highly aromatic white variety allowing draw from muscat grapes a dry wine, very aromatic; While it may undergo partial alcoholic fermentation to obtain a semisweet wine

wines DO. Alicante, a guarantee

Alicante wines are endorsed by the many awards they are getting nationwide and international, as well as the recognition of industry professionals wine. Over time, the various settlements íberos, Greek, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Christians have finally given this Do Kyung-soo. a historical backing and experience of thousands of years. Archaeological remains They confirmed the presence of large Villa is, amphorae, tinajas, Utensils..

In the province of Alicante White varieties are produced: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Meseguera, Muscat of Alexandria, Sauvignon White, Airén, Verdil, Sauvignon Blanc, Fine Ground Pedralba and Subirat Parent. In the group of red varieties are the Monastrell, Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, Tempranillo, Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Black Pinor, Petit Verdot y Syrah.

The wines produced in Alicante are young, whites, pink and red, indicating their add in labeling, vintage wines, wines, reserva and gran reserva, aged, liqueur wines and famed developed and internationally recognized Fondillón with grapes Monastrell, sobremature in stock with the minimum 10 years of breeding.

History the Alicante wine

During the Renaissance, Fernando Catholic, in 1510 He banned the distribution of wines from Alicante from other lands. This century virtually all nations had surfaces seaweed farming, and is created in the first Cocentaina Spain enological station to try to stop the arrival of phylloxera these areas. The highlight of the wine Starts in the nineteenth century. In the middle of this century and the first Oidium after phylloxera devastate the French vineyards. It signed a treaty preferential trade with this country which is an incredible launching pad for our wines. At the end of this century to have 93.000 hectares and a over production 1.200.000 hectoliters.

At present does not exceed or 10.000 hectares and production is about 400.000 hectoliters. In 1892 he He ended the French treaty and begin the leave and overproduction to be a Alicante cancer in viticulture. Notably archiconocido Fondillón, Alicante wine that has occupied in its history the best tables in the world. The It must be true Alicante Monastrell grapes, and those results that wine, thick, a sweet taste, with some asperity, so dear in all nations. Its main virtues are coming from the on maturity of grape Monastrell in strain (and as such is typified). Something that can do in Alicante in certain vintages thanks to the long summer and a little moisture and cleaning environment that occurs between October and November that You can lengthen the life cycle of the Monastrell grape (and late-cycle) until these dates. Another of its peculiarities is that alcohol comes exclusively from grapes, so its biological fermentation: not receive no additives.

The twentieth century is a time of certain braking culture, it changes the productive and economic model Alicante Province, opting for the tourist and industrial model and other more profitable crops for the time.

All these changes mature in the early years 90 when they start to reach new warehouses totaling innovation to traditional and back again to speak Wine DOP Alicante, up to the time of maturity that today live with new facilities, new wine, young winemakers and grape growers, awards, recognition and improved dissemination of this whole wide wine culture.

warehouses designation of origin

The wineries that produce this type of wine are very few alicantino, although many wineries are keen to recover this product so historic and emblematic. Some of the wineries with designation of origin are as follows: Algueña wines, Bodegas Monovar, Bodegas Alejandro.

Scorching Restaurant Graná, Alicante restaurant serving good wine

This restaurant on the beach of Muchavista in the town of "El Campello" has an excellent and varying letter in which you can enjoy specialties such as rice dishes and meats own parenting Scorching such as the Iberian pork and veal Anoja bait field. further, It features a variety of wines D. O. Alicante to enjoy with dinner or lunch and are specialists in rice.

This restaurant on the beach of Muchavista in the town of "El Campello" has an excellent and varying letter in which you can enjoy specialties such as rice dishes and meats own parenting Scorching such as the Iberian pork and veal Anoja bait field. further, It features a variety of wines D. O. Alicante to enjoy with dinner or lunch.

Moors and Christians in El Campello

The Moors and Christians in the Alicante town of El Campello is a marked date for all alicantinos, because it is perceived as one of the most authentic celebrations of Valencia. This proclamation came as a remembrance of the stage of Muslim power in the Iberian Peninsula and the battles that were alternating power between Muslims and Christians. In this coastal town, as in almost all border towns with the sea these parties fighting Barbary pirates of centuries XV recalls, XVI or XVII.

photo of the Moors and Christians in El Campello (Alicante)

Moors and Christians in El Campello (Alicante)

The date of celebration proclaimed due to the fishing history of the fishing village. The day of the patron saint of El Campello, the Virgin of the Forsaken , season coincided with dates for sailors who were at sea. We had to find an alternative date, so it was decided that the festivities in honor of the patron would be held on 15 October, Santa Teresa Day, head of the municipal parish. El Campello streets were decorated with lanterns, and he had dances, music, parades and processions, there in 1976, which they were gradually leading to the Moors and Christians as we now know.

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picture patron saint santa teresa el campello

The coincidence of the approaching day of Valencia (9 October) further lengthens the festive atmosphere in El Campello. Institutional and civic celebrations merge with festive events, creating a unique atmosphere that transports us to another time. Child Moor and Christian parade culminates with the staging at Castle festivities taking Valencia by King Jaume I, and then the civic procession accompanies the Valencian flag through the streets of El Campello. In one of the oldest streets of the town, Pal Street, couples dressed in their traditional costumes dance like yesteryear, WELCOMING the "handkerchief of St. Dionysius".

El Campello landing Moors and Christians fiestas El Campello

El Campello landing Moors and Christians fiestas

But the real kick start the festivities is marked by the lighting of artistic lighting and the opening night party 11 October. It's a long night, the hosts prepare their camp on the beach of the Mar carrer at the approach of the Moorish landing, which will produce at dawn 12 October.

 

The Moorish landing is the first act of the Moors and Christians, where the arrival of the Moorish armies is represented by the sea, in addition to their struggle on the beach with the Christian troops of El Campello who lose under the pressure of invaders coming from the sea and give rise to different acts of the parties.

 

Among the outstanding events of these festivals are the "alardos" and embassies front of the castle, and especially the colorful parades that fill the streets of the municipality of music and light (the main, in the afternoon 12 October). The day 15 religious acts occur in oven at Santa Teresa and the Virgin of the Helpless, to finish with the magnificent fireworks display.

photo Grana Restaurant located in El Campello (Alicante)

photo Grana Restaurant located in El Campello

During the festivities Restaurant Scorching Graná It is a perfect place to eat or stop at your holiday place. Rice, the searing meat and desserts are house specialties.

El Campello, An oasis for the senses

 

El Campello It is a privileged place. Located in the heart of the White shore, a step away from its main cities, only to 10 kilometers from Alicante and 30 Benidorm, It is a traditional fishing village that has managed to transform taste, without losing its roots, a prime tourist town.

Their 23 kilometers of coastline, the largest of the province of Alicante, They are an oasis for the senses. In this long shore, you'll find, golden beaches such as Muchavista and the Carrerlamar They are giving way to the gentle coves that appear after Illeta: from Morro Blanc to the Carritxal. Beaches and coves, All of them, suitable for water sports, they have earned the distinction of blue flags, and the ISO 14.001 for the quality of its waters, services and infrastructure.

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Muchavista Beach It is a magnificent beach with an extension of 3300 mts y 80 mts width. ideal place to enjoy bathing beach, sol, and water sports such as windsurfing, Besides having an ideal place for walking or running walk through its more than 3 km. Noteworthy in the extreme northwest of the racó Zofra where a beautiful place where we find small boats resting on the shore is formed.

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Enjoy highlights Sun. With an exceptional climate, El Campello enjoys over 250 sunny days a year and an average annual temperature of 19 ºC.

Among its charms, also, It has a large rich heritage having one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean: the Islet of Banyets, which brings together the remains of the most important civilizations of the Mediterranean. Both watchtowers, declared Cultural Interest, recall ancient battles, every year, We relive the Moors and Christians. Many other places have our history, among them, the farm Villa Marco what, formed by a modernist palace surrounded by an incredible strokes set of gardens, It is formed as one of the treasures of the city.

island of Banyets(campello)

 

In this Mediterranean town I invite you to also discover each of its beaches and coves, Delve into the mountain landscapes of unquestionable interest for its rich flora and fauna. How can it be the place of tips Gosálvez, watchtower authentic sea with spectacular views of the coast, It constitutes the entire landscaped and ethnological heritage of the municipality.

And if you like diving or want to get started Campello is an ideal site, where you can enjoy different underwater routes: the caballón, Queen bathrooms, Cova del Llop Marí, Artificial reefs in El Campello, Venta Lanuza

Baños de la Reina, Campello

 

And to complete the break is indispensable stop scorching Graná to sample the excellent rice dishes accompanied by the best veal and grilled Iberian, as well as its already known steak tartare, Avenida Jaime I the Conqueror, 46, 03560, El Campello (Alicante) Playa Muchavista

To reserve Click here or call: 652 33 24 10

Source: elcampelloturismo.com, elcampello,is

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Food pairing dinners with Abrasador

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“Burning” She held last week in the province of Alicante,”Food pairing dinners”, hand some of the best Bodegueros groups Spain, Fisheries group and Freixenet:

scorching Graná Located on the beach” El Campello”, one of the best restaurants in the area, directed by Juanma Zurita, Sumellier and Restaurant Maître Jorge Zurita and his brother and partner as director and head chef. We highlight the delicious Steak Tartar and the secret of Iberian grilled.

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And Scorching “El Raco de Mama Lola” directed by Mariola Hervas in Elche, where we enjoyed with Freixenet of the best pieces of veal and Iberian Abrasador.

Scorching beef carpaccio Orube parenting

Both are associated with the mark Burning several years and hand them has managed to introduce Scorching quality meats Province Alicante with great success.

The first restaurant opened in the province of Alicante was the Scorching Butler, Also located in Elche, so currently there are four restaurants associated with this Abrasador brand in the province of Alicante.

Scorching to book Graná Click here

To book Abrasador El Raco de Mama Lola Click here

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