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.
Consejo Regulador DO Gran Canaria
C/ Calvo Sotelo nº26
35300 Santa Brígida
Tel.: +34 928 640 462