Tarima Mediterraneo

Moscatel Alejandría & Merseguera                       

D.O. Alicante

Vintage:  Characterized by the drought for another year, although the summer was milder than normal and the Spring rains resulted in a long ripening that produced grapes of the highest quality. Harvest at the beginning of September.

Vineyard: The Moscatel vineyards are situated between the Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de Umbria and Sierra de La Sima at an altitude of 600 to 750 metres above sea level. The grapes from this vine come from a total of 20 hectares planted between 1960 and 1970. All of them grown in the low system under natural conditions. Calcareous soil gives very low production.

Production:  Indigenous varieties are picked at the beginning of September. At this time the grapes are mature and the musts very clean. Fermenting at a low temperature (16 degrees), to maintain the fruity tone of the grape, thus obtaining a very aromatic, pleasing wine

Analysis:  Pale yellow colour with  steely reflections. Floral aromas from the Mediterranean. In the nose we detect white flowers and stone fruit. In the mouth it is expressive and balanced.

Accompaniment: Perfect alone or with seafood, fish, pasta or salad. Ideal with Oriental cuisine and spicy food due to its high sugar level.

Latest Prizes

Guia Peñin 2017: 90 puntos 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.