Valle de Güímar

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Valle de Güímar DO
Wine region
DO Valle de Güimar location.svg
Valle de Güímar DO in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the region of the Canary Islands
Official nameD.O. Valle de Güímar
TypeDenominación de Origen
CountrySpain

Valle de Güímar is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located on the south-eastern coastline of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), and acquired its DO in 1996.

Geography[edit]

The vines are grown on the southern slopes of the Teide, a volcano, making it one of the highest winegrowing areas in Europe, between 175 m and 1,500 m above sea-level.

Soils[edit]

There are three types of soil in the DO: the lower altitude soils are sandy, the middle reaches are pumice-based and the higher slopes are clay.

Climate[edit]

The climate in southern Tenerife is mild and temperate, with influence from the trade winds.

Grapes[edit]

The native variety Listán blanco represents over 60% of the grapes planted, followed by Listán negro, representing over 20%. Production is around 4000 kg/Ha-8000 kg/Ha.

The preferred authorized varieties are as follows:

Also authorized:

Traditionally the vines were planted as low bushes (en vaso) though newly planted vineyards tend to be on trellises (en espaldera).

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