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DO area for the famous dessert wine in the Spanish region of Andalusia, named after the province or provincial capital on the Costa del Sol (south coast). The same area also produces regular white, rosé and red wines under the DO designation Sierras de Málaga. Málaga is one of the oldest types of wine mentioned in writing and was already famous in ancient times. The city was founded around 800 BC by the Phoenicians. Around 600 BC the Greeks settled in Malaga and brought their wine-growing knowledge with them. Around 202 BC the city came under Roman rule under the name of "Flavia Malacita". In 743 it was conquered by the Moors. During the Arab occupation there was a ban on alcohol with the death penalty for drunks. Later this was replaced by fines and taxes.

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