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Canay Islands wine region. Efraín Pintos/©ICEX.

Canay Islands wine region. Efraín Pintos/©ICEX.

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Canary Islands

 

The Canary Islands archipelago is located off the north coast of Africa, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. This Autonomous Community includes seven main islands: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The archipelago's capital is shared between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The region has a surface area of 7,446.95 sq. kilometers (2,875.3 sq. miles).

 

The region produces wine protected by a total of eleven Designations of Origin: DO AbonaDO El HierroDO Gran CanariaDO Islas Canarias, DO La Gomera, DO La PalmaDO LanzaroteDO Tacoronte-AcentejoDO Valle GüímarDO Valle de la Orotava and DO Ycoden-Daute-Isora.

 

Some of the indigenous grape varieties grown in the Canary Islands are the following ones: Listán Negro, Negramoll, Tintilla (red grapes) and Malvasía, Listán Blanco and Albillo (whites) among others.

 

 


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