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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Spanish do including the entire eponymous island in the canary islands. Current vineyard surface has dropped to 800 ha/1,920 acres, planted at varying heights (200 to 1,400 m/656 to 4,600 ft above sea level) on the volcanic island. A large range of grape varieties are cultivated, but La Palma’s most distinguished wine is traditional sweet Malvasías, almost forgotten in recent years but whose reputation, as Canary sack, goes back to Elizabethan England.

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