This classic DO, known for centuries for its sweet fortified wines made from Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez grapes, is holding its own remarkably well after decades of recession under the pressure of tourism.
Geographically, the DO forms a T-shape, with the vineyards running along the coast to the east of Málaga city, and back up towards the sierras. A smaller third subzone lies to the west of the city.
Today, the DO is even enjoying a slight renaissance as its dessert wines are being rediscovered. Málaga producers, like those elsewhere in Andalucía, are adapting to the changing market demands for lighter wine and have set up the new Sierra de Málaga DO to allow young wines to be made in the same geographical area.
Consejo Regulador de la DO Málaga – Sierras de Málaga
Pza. de los Viñeros, 1
Tel: +34 952 227 990 +34 952 228 493