Fuencaliente de La Palma (Canary Islands)

Fuencaliente de La Palma (Canary Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 33 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 7ºC
Average rainfall: 740  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,100 hours annually

La Palma DO

On this magically lush island, the most north-westerly of the Canaries, the vineyards remain small and fragmented, clinging to the land where there is space among bananas and other crops.

They are divided into three clear subzones marked out by the island's abrupt contrasts of landscape and climate. Apart from young reds, whites and rosés, and excellent traditional dessert Malvasía wines, La Palma produces its artesanal Vinos de Tea, sold straight from the barrel - their quality control is supervised by the DO.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO La Palma
C/ Esteban Acosta Gómez nº 7
38740, Fuencaliente de La Palma
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel.: +34 922 444 404

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, La Palma PDO

Area under vine
593 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
The vineyard is located in a strip that borders the entire island and that goes from 200 to 1100 meters of altitude.
Soil types
In the North sub area, soils very evolved with vegetal earth layer. In the other two sub areas, younger soils, less evolved and without vegetal earth, with layer of sand or picón.
Principal grapes (w)
Albillo, Bastardo Blanco, Bermejuela, Bujariego, Burrablanca, Forastera Blanca, Gual, Listán Blanco, Malvasía, Moscatel, Pedro Ximénez, Sabro, Torrontes and Verdello.
Principal grapes (r)
Almuñeco or Listán negro, Bastardo Negro, Malvasía Rosada, Moscatel Negro, Negramoll, Castellana, Listán Prieto and Tintilla.
Maximum crop
10,000 kg/ha
Production 2013
5,790 hl
Production 2014
9,980 hl
Production 2015
1,040 hl