Andalusia has an ancient tradition in growing grapes and making wines of worldwide prestige and fame. In Andalusia there are six denominations of origin: Condado de Huelva, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, Málaga, Sierras de Málaga and Montilla-Moriles.
The climate plays a key role in the success of these wines thanks to the mild temperatures, frost shortages and the high number of sunsMoscatel and Pedro Ximenez grapes Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez grapes.
Besides the denominations, there are up to 13 protected geographical indications. This has created a wine culture that is gaining adherents every day and that has strengthened the ethno-tourism market..
Pedro Ximenez wines have become particularly popular, going well with strong cheeses of Roquefort or Cabrales type, puff pastries and desserts with cream and, above all, that create perfect harmony with chocolate.
The quality of the wines of Malaga is accompanied by other good news: prices. There are excellent wines for less than eight euros. The example of that is the Lagar de Cabrera from the Antonio Muñoz Cabrera wineries that perfectly accompanies braised or spicy meats.
Another case is the Monteespejo Roble Syrah from the wineries of Tierras de Mollina that is well suited to accompany game dishes, roast meats, cheeses, blue fish or dried fruits.
It’s just two examples of the many that can be found in specialty stores and supermarkets. In view of the data both in quality and economy Malaga wines are an excellent choice.