Valle de Güímar
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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.
The climate in southern Tenerife is mild and temperate, with influence from the trade winds.
The preferred authorized varieties are as follows:
- Red varieties: Listán negro, Negramoll, Castellana
- White varieties: Listán blanco, Malvasía, Moscatel
- Red varieties: Rubi Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- White varieties: Verdello, Vijariego, Gual
Traditionally the vines were planted as low bushes (en vaso) though newly planted vineyards tend to be on trellises (en espaldera).