Grapes in the Genal valley are used to make red wine, vinegar and a strong local spirit called aguardiente. Mosto is also very common; this is a young local wine which takes just 3-4 weeks to mature, and in November there are opportunities to taste some of the best local mosto at fun-filled village ferias in Cartajima and Atajate. Many people still use traditional methods of crushing and processing the grapes with nothing but their feet and a stone press, but it´s much more convenient to use machinery! Here is the process used to make red wine with modern methods:
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