Gran Canaria DO

Gran Canaria DO Wine Area Map
Gran Canaria DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

The DO Gran Canaria, as it is today, was established in 2005, after a proccess to join the former DOs Monte Lentiscal (established in 1999) and Gran Canaria (established in 2000).

Some of the best white wines in Gran Canaria have come from high-altitude wineries in the centre of the island where the grapes are exposed to huge temperature differences over a long period of time.

Most Gran Canaria whites are made with Listán Blanco grapes, often blended with small amounts of other local varieties such as Marmajuelo and Malvasia for extra fruit flavour. The reds are almost all made from the Listan Negro grape, although look out for others made from the more exciting Tintilla. Sweet Moscatel wines are common in local bars but you really do have to like your wine sickly sweet to enjoy them.

The rich volcanic soils and variable weather in Gran Canaria's vineyards give the island's wines serious depth of flavour. The best taste of fruit with strong mineral notes and an intense, long-lasting finish.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Gran Canaria
C/ Calvo Sotelo nº26
35300 Santa Brígida
Gran Canaria
Tel.: +34 928 640 462
crdogc@yahoo.es
www.vinosdegrancanaria.es

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Gran Canaria PDO

 

Today the DO Gran Canaria covers all the territory of the island, establishing an especific subzone for Monte Lentiscal.

Gran Canaria DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Gran Canaria DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

245 ha.

Soil types

Chalky sands, with clay in high areas.

Principal grapes (w)

Malvasía, Gual, Marmajuelo or Bermejuelo, Vijariego, Albillo and Moscatel de Alejandría.

Principal grapes (r)

Listán negro, Negramoll, Tintilla and Malvasía Rosada.

Production
Maximum crop

Red 10,000 kg/ha and white 12,000 kg/ha (In Monte Lentiscal: Red 12,000 kg/ha and white 13,000 kg/ha)

Yield

70-74%

Production 2013

418,420 kg

Production 2014

492,012 kg

Production 2015

573,290 kg