Santa Brígida (Canary Islands)

Santa Brígida (Canary Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 32ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 12ºC
Average rainfall: 125-525  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

Gran Canaria DO

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.

Regulatory Council

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

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Gran Canaria PDO

Area under vine
245 ha.
Soil types
Chalky sands, with clay in high areas.
Principal grapes (w)
Malvasía, Gual, Marmajuelo or Bermejuelo, Vijariego, Albillo and Moscatel de Alejandría.
Principal grapes (r)
Listán negro, Negramoll, Tintilla and Malvasía Rosada.
Maximum crop
Red 10,000 kg/ha and white 12,000 kg/ha (In Monte Lentiscal: Red 12,000 kg/ha and white 13,000 kg/ha)
Production 2013
418,420 kg
Production 2014
492,012 kg
Production 2015
573,290 kg