Gran Canaria red wines are made from grapes growing on a volcano. The soil is stuffed with minerals and means that the island's reds are never going to be smooth and light. Instead, expect reds with body, intensity and character.
The Frontón de Oro is a great example and at under seven euros per bottle it's one of the few cheap Gran canaria reds that is worth buying. It's great with a steak or a curry.
The Frontón de Oro winery is close to San Mateo town in north Gran Canaria: a fertile, wet area with a big temperature range.