Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO is the official appellation for the fortified wine known as Sherry. Produced from Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel in the vicinity of the town of Jerez in Andalucia, Sherry is world famous and comes in a range of different styles, ages and levels of sweetness.
Established with Denominación de Origen status in 2018, Granada DO, is an appellation for red, white and sparkling wines in Spain’s Andalucia region. The combination of the province’s close proximity to the Mediterranean and much of its viticultural land being elevated above one-thousand metres, creates a unique set of climatic and topographic conditions, delivering high quality wines with increasingly glowing reputations.
Málaga DO - established in 1933, is a large wine appellation in Spain’s Andalucia region, centred around the city of the same name. This vast viticultural area is divided into five sub-zones, each with its own unique terroir; Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel are the principal grapes, and can be used to produce both fortified wines and unfortified wines from over-ripe or dried grapes, with alcohol levels in excess of 13%. Having seen a significant drop in demand for sweet wines during the late 1900s, Málaga’s dessert wines are now experiencing something of a resurgence.
Montilla-Moriles is a Spanish Denominación de Origen for wines in Andalucia. The area has a long history of wine production dating back more than a thousand years when its production was mostly used to make the more prestigious Malaga and Jerez wines. Established in 1932 (though having to wait a further thirteen years for final regulatory approval due to the Spanish Civil War), Montilla- Moriles is synonymous with the production of sweet dessert wines from a range of permitted white grapes including Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel.
Covering the same geographic area as Málaga DO and sharing the same wine authority, Sierra de Málaga was granted Denominación de Origen status in 2001. Given its location in Spain’s sun-kissed southwestern corner, the appellation enjoys a warm climate, with coastal areas heavily influenced by the proximity of the Mediterranean. Sierra de Málaga permits a wide variety of grapes including Pedro Ximénez, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir and Graciano; dry red, white and rosé wines produced under the label must contain less than 15% ABV.