Valle de Güímar

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Valle de Güímar DO in the province of Tenerife, in the region of Canary Islands, Spain

Valle de Güímar is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located on the south-eastern coastline of Tenerife, (Canary Islands, Spain), and acquired its DO in 1996.

Geography[edit]

The vines are grown on the southern slopes of the Teide, a volcano, making it one of the highest winegrowing areas in Europe, between 175 m and 1,500 m above sea-level.

Soils[edit]

There are three types of soil in the DO: the lower altitude soils are sandy, the middle reaches are pumice-based and the higher slopes are clay.

Climate[edit]

The climate in southern Tenerife is mild and temperate, with influence from the trade winds.

Grapes[edit]

The native variety Listán blanco represents over 60% of the grapes planted, followed by Listán negro, representing over 20%. Production is around 4000 kg/Ha-8000 kg/Ha.

The preferred authorized varieties are as follows:

Also authorized:

Traditionally the vines were planted as low bushes (en vaso) though newly planted vineyards tend to be on trellises (en espaldera).

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