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Marques de Alicante

In Alicante, the cultivation of vines dates back to the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Arabs that colonized this region. From the very beginning of civilization they appreciated the suitable qualities for cultivation of vines and elaboration of wines. Alexander Dumas, in the Count of Montecristo, mentions Alicante as the Count’s favorite wine, as did many other writers who immortalized the excellence of wines from Alicante in their works. Wine from Alicante was chosen as one of the official wines of the Royal British Navy, and Louis XIV, King of France, drank Alicante wine until the end of his days. Faithful to the heritage left by their ancestors, Alicante is nowadays a very important wine region of Mediterranean Europe, as a symbol of prestige.