Málaga (Andalusia)

Málaga (Andalusia)

Max. Summer temp. : 35 ºC
Min. Winter temp. : 5 ºC
Average rainfall: 400 - 600 mm annually
Average sunshine: 3,000 hours annually

Málaga - Sierras de Málaga DO

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.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador de la DO Málaga - Sierras de Málaga
Pza. de los Viñeros, 1
29008 Málaga
Tel: +34 952 227 990 +34 952 228 493

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, PDO Málaga - Sierras de Málaga

Area under vine
998 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
300 - 900 m.
Soil types
Limestone, slime and clay soils according to regions.
Principal grapes (w)
DO Málaga: Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel de Alejandría, Moscatel Morisco. DO Sierras de Málaga: Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Viognier.
Principal grapes (r)
Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shyrah and Tempranillo.
Maximum crop
11,500 kg/ha
Production 2013
25,422.01 hl
Production 2014
24,348.07 hl
Production 2015
23,461.07 hl