Top 100 sweet wines of Iles Canaries

Discover the top 100 best sweet wines of Iles Canaries as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the sweet wines that are popular in Iles Canaries and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Iles Canaries

The archipelago of the Canary Islands (or Las Canarias) is an autonomous community of Spain located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km from the west coast of Morocco. The wine trade there is far from famous - few local wines come out of the Canary Islands - but there is a Long and unique wine tradition in the region. The spectacularly high Canary Islands are located at a latitude of about 28°N, making it the most tropical wine region in Europe. It was thanks to this position, once traversed by naval trade routes, that the local wine industry flourished, shortly after the islands came under Spanish control in the early 15th century.

The region's famous Malmsey Sweet wine, made from the Malvasia Grape, was extremely popular with the English, Dutch and Germans, but its popularity did not last. Today, very little local wine is exported, due to strong local demand and a thriving tourist industry. Ten areas were officially granted DO status in the 1990s and early 2000s. The Canary Islands are perhaps best known for their otherworldly landscapes and Warm temperatures that attract millions of tourists each year.

Discover the grape variety: Tempranillo

The black Tempranillo is a grape variety native to Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium-sized bunches and medium-sized grapes. The black Tempranillo can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Provence & Corsica, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

News from the vineyard of Iles Canaries

Fine wine market breaks records in 2021, says Liv-ex

Prices in the fine wine market have been increasing across all major regions in 2021, according to a new report by Liv-ex, a global marketplace for the trade. Its Liv-ex 1000 index, tracking some of the world’s most sought-after wines, rose by 2.4% in November to reach a new all-time high. The index, seen as an important bellwether for secondary market trading, has been rising consistently for about 18 months. ‘All previous records set in 2020 have been broken and surpassed in 2021, markin ...

Decanter magazine latest issue: February 2022

Inside the February 2022 issue of Decanter Magazine: FEATURES: Wines of the Year An extraordinary tasting, our best ever, of 126 wines put forward by Decanter’s experts and staff, resulted in these 51 top-scorers Your choice: why you bought that wine But was it really? Rolfe Hanson uncovers a host of decision makers involved in you picking that one bottle Burgundy 2020: vintage report Charles Curtis MW on the standout wines of this exceptional if hot year Producer profile: Château-Grillet Matt ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Bussières

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Bussières, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneW ...