Tarima Hill White

Chardonnay & Merseguera 

D.O. Alicante

Vintage:  Characterised by the drought of another year, although the summer was milder than normal and the Spring rains resulted in a longer ripening that produced grapes of the highest quality. Harvest at the end of August.

Vineyard: The vineyards of the variety Chardonnay are located in Pinoso at an altitude of 600 to 750 m above sea level

Production:  Fermentation in French oak barrels followed by aging with batonage for 6 months.

Analysis:  Brilliant golden colour. In the nose we find notes of ripe fruit, pineapple, mango, peach and honey as well as hints of vanilla and spices as it passes through the barrel. In the mouth it is tasty, balanced with good acidity. Intense finish.

Accompaniment: Perfect with fish, octopus, oysters, shellfish, rice

Latest Prizes

Guia Peñin 2017: 90 points Tarima Blanco 2015.
J. Raynolds - Vinous: 89 puntos.Tarima Blanco 2015.
R. Parker Wine Advocate: 80 puntos 2015 Tarima Blanco.

DO Alicante

Alicante wines have been awarded numerous national and international awards, and they are highly rated by wine experts. Over time, various Iberian settlements, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs as well as Christians have contributed to the historical background and experience of this D.O. (designation of origin) which spans thousands of years.

Archaeological finds have disinterred ancient villas, wine amphoras, jugs, utensils as well as other amphora remains. In 1510, King Ferdinand the Catholic banned the distribution of wines from other territories. Orihuela, Jijona, Monforte and Novelda were at that time high yielding wine producers.

According to the D. O. Alicante Regulatory Council, there are 44 wineries spread across an area of 14,613 hectares of vineyards situated on both sides of the Vinalopó River in Alicante province.

The province of Alicante produces: 

  • White varieties – Chardonnay, Macabeo, Meseguera, Moscatel of Alexandria, Sauvignon Blanc, Planta Fina and Verdil.
  • And red varieties – Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell, Tempranillo, Bobal, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Noir and Shyra.

Wines produced in Alicante include young, white, rosé and red (with an indication of the vintage on the label), harvest, aged (aged for 24 months), reserve (aged for 36 months) and grand reserve (aged for 42 months), mature wines and muscatel wines produced in the Marina area from the Moscatel of Alexandria grape variety, as well as the internationally renowned Fondillón made from the Monastrell grape. Aged wines must be at least two calendar years old.