Discover a vine rare grape variety in Malaga province

a very rare and special vine

Vigne Romé en Axarquia en Andalousie

Bunch of grapes from the Romé vineyard (thanks to Vicente -Vinedos Verticales- for the pic)

The Romé is the most rare vine in Malaga province

It is a grape variety from Axarquia

Here is an exceptional and rare grape that is only found in Axarquia, and recently a little near Ronda: La Romé

The wine production from this vine is very low. Only 15,000 bottles that incorporate this grape are produced annually.

The Romé vine is exceptional because:

  • it is an endemic vine of Axarquia (subtropical climate)
  • the bunches have grapes of 3 different colors
  • it is present in the best rated wine from Andalusia, in the Robert Parker, with a score of 94/100! The vines are on the slopes of the Maroma!
  • It is the only “red” variety that continued to be exploited after the phyloxera epidemic of the 1870s.

In Axarquia, Romé is cultivated only in the municipalities of Moclinejo and Sedella. 

The Muscatel grape variety occupies most of the vines. The moscatel is used to make the famous sweet wines “DO Malaga” and the famous raisins of Malaga (DO pasa de Malaga)

In the whole province of Malaga it is Pedro Ximenez which is the most cultivated. It is also used for the production of Malaga wines.

The DO Sierras of Malaga and the Romé

After the DO Malaga, the province of Malaga obtained in 2000 : DO Sierras de Malaga.

This is certainly what saved this grape variety, the Romé, since it is one of the grape varieties for the production of DO Sierras de Malaga wines.

However, there is a wine made 100% with the Romé grape variety: the Camaleon. This name was given to it in reference to the 3 colors of the grapes as well as to honor an emblematic animal of Axarquia: the chameleon.

Discover vine in Malaga province

Tour in the vineyards and cellars of Axarquia Costa del Sol

While waiting to be able to offer an activity around this vineyard with discovery and tasting, you have the possibility of discovering other tours around wine in Axarquia.

A passionate guide, offers the wine and sun route. This tour will be an opportunity to discover 3 cellars, the moscatel vineyard, and the villages of Competa , Torrox and Sayalonga. During this day you will also discover the wine served during the wedding of Felipe VI and Letizia.

You will find all details tour in the link below :

Book online  Wine and Sun Tour

Here is another idea for a guided tour of the Moscatel grape variety (Muscat of Alexandria), an emblematic grape variety of Axarquia with which raisins are made:

Discover the Raisin Route

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