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Alcañon grapes

by | Dec 22, 2017

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Spain is country full of different planted grape varieties including Alcañon. This white grape variety is described to as rare.

Alcañon grapes

Alcañon is found mostly in the northeast part of Spain, the Somontano area and normally used in making mildly acidic wines.

The young white wines from Alcañon are fitted for early consumption or blending with other varieties, both red and white wines.

According to DNA profiling, Alcañon is similar to Macabeo but also a variety which is commonly mistaken with.

Wines with Alcañon grapes

Origin

Historically, Alcañon came from the northeastern part of Spain and in 2003; the results of the DNA profiling are confusing.

Aside from the similarities and differences of Alcañon and Macabeo, the Blanco Castellano from Ibañez matches with Alcañon meaning both varieties are the same.

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