🇪🇸SPAINCatalunya


CATALUNYA IS   DO.- 10      DOQ. 1     VP.- 0     @Barcelona

  • BLANCO= Forcada, Garnacha Blanca AKA=Garnatxa Blanca, Gonfaus, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarello AKA=Cartoixa/ Pansa Blanca
    • International Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia, Malvasia de Manresa AKA=Garganega, Muscat(Frontignan), Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • TINTO= Cinsault AKA=Sinso, Garnacha, Garnacha Peluda, Garro, Tempranillo AKA=Ull de LLebre, Monastrell AKA=Mourvedre, Mandon, Moneu(Indigenous), Pirene, Querol, Samso AKA=Mazuelo/ Caragnan, Picapoll Negro, Sumoll(Indigenous), Trepat
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Vitis Riparia, Vitis Rupestris, Zinfandel

GEOGRAPHY Spain(North-East), REGION-Catalunya, On~Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~

  • PROVINCES-Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona
  • BORDERS-France(North-East), Aragon(West), Valenciana(South-West)
  • Sub-Zones/ DO.’s- Alella DO., Cava DO., Conca de Barbera DO., Costers de Segre DO., Emporda DO., Montsant DO., Penedes DO., Pla de Bages DO., Priorat DO., Sitges DO., Tarragona DO., Terra Alta DO.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ / Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces, On Coast/ Mediterranean~Sea~

  • SLOPES/ (North)Pyrenees Mountains,  Cordilleras Costero-Catalanas
  • SLOPES/ Catalan Central Depression…PARENT RANGE-Montserrat Massif/ Serra de Montsant(West), La Figuera(South), +Alt. 200mt.- 1,300mt.
    • Interior Area- Catalan Central Depression, Adds Protection
    • Coastal Area- Costa Borada(550km. Long)

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay, Limestone, Slate

  • LLicorella(Mix…Fractured Black/ Red Slate, Mica Quartzite)
  • Panel(Fossilized Sand-Dunes Soils From Quaternary Period)
  • Tapas(Silty Soils With Clay), Codols(Old River Bed With Pebbles)
  • Saulo(Decomposed Granite)

CLIMATE Mediterranean” With Continental Influences

  • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • +WIND/~El Cierzo~(Originates…Ebro River Valley)
  • +WIND/~Tramontana~(Originates…North)

VITICULTURE ?  ha. Planted

  • Catalunga DO.  Labeled– Refers to Wines Produced Non-Conforming to a DO.
  • Porron- Traditional Glass Wine Pitcher Which Holds .75 Liters.  This Drinking Utensil Which Resembles and Watering Can Allows Multiple People Drink From the Same Communal Drinking Apparatus Without Touching Their Lips. Top of Porro is Narrow and Can Be Sealed With a Cork.
  • Estate/ Producers-(Not Found Within a Dedicated DO.) Partida Creus

HISTORY

  • 2,400 Year Wine History, Since Phoenicians and Greek Influence In 400 BC.
    • Viticulture Influences From…Romans/ Knights Templar.
  • 1872 @Penedes Cava/ Sparkling Wine Produced.
    • Starting In the Mid-1800’s Some Wine Families From Sant Sadurni d’Anoia Started to Use a Newly Difined Winemaking Technique to There Native Grapes and Cava Was Born.

CULTURE  

  • Catalans/ Catalunya- Ethic Group Native to Catalunya, Modern Day Catalonia & Roussillon, Having Roots In Pyrenees Mountains.  The Area and the People and Language Were Prominent In the Area Since 1200 BC..  During the 1700’s They Were Suppressed as Group Prohibiting Their Language and Culture.  Currently There is a Modern Day Push to Have Their Region and Culture Return and Leave the County of Spain.
    • Catalunya AKA=Catalonia, Catalunya is Not Spain, Catalunya Has Unique Language Dialect
    • This is the Mantra of the Residents of Catalunya Who Believe That They Are of Catalunya and Not of Spain Who Took Over Their Autonomy Community In 1800’s.
  • ASSOCIATIONS
    • ~Para la Promocion del Vino de Garnacha~
      • Mission~ To Improve Quality Standards and to Promote 5 DO.’s as the Cradle of Garnacha…Calatayud DO., Campo de Borja DO., Carinena DO., Somontano DO. and Terra Alta DO. In Catalunya.
    • ~Catalan Agricultural Institute of San Isidro~
      • Mission~ Civil Organization Which Represents Catalan Agriculture/ Viticulture and Helps to Develop and Benefit the Sector.
    • ~Catalan Wine Institute INCAVI.~
      • Mission~ Aims to Promote and Advance Viticultural and Enological efforts Throughout the Region.
  • GASTRONOMY… Alioli, Botifarra, Mushrooms, Catalan Paella, Meat, Seafood
    • CHEESE… Formatge de Tupi,  Garrotxa(Gaot/ Semi-Soft)
  • WINNER Worlds Best~ Barcelona
    • DtheV.com Awards- Best Wine City In Europe  (6th. Place)
    • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.

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CATALUNA/ CATALUNYA DO.     @Barcelona

  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(Greater)
  • VINICULTURE- DO. Established For Flexibility to Winemakers Who Want to Experiment Outside the Existing Appellation Regulation or Grape Varieties Not Permitted Within the DO.
  • CULTURE- 1999- DO. Officially Established.

EMPORDA DO.    @Figueras

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel de Alejandria, Xarelo
    • International Chardonnay, Muscat, Picapoll Blanco
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Mazuelo, Monastrell, Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(East-Coast), PROVINCE-Girona
    • BORDERS-France(North), Non-Contiguous(2)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, +Alt. 0-250mt., On~Muga/ Llobregat~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, INFLUENCED/ Mediterranean Sea,
    • +WIND/~Tramontana~(Originates…North)
  • VITICULTURE- 1,790  ha. Planted, (42% White/ 58% Red)
  • VINICULUTRE- Cava- Cava Producing Sub-Zone In Alt Emporda.
    • Estate/ Producers- Castillo Perelada, Espelt, Oriol, Santamaria, Selva De Mar, Vinya Canyal
  • CULTURE- AKA=Costa Brava
    • 1956- DO. Officially Established.
  • SUB-ZONES Of EMPORDA
    • ALT EMPORDA– Geography- Cataluna, Emporda(North)
    • BAIX EMPORDA– Geography- Cataluna, Emporda(South)

PLA De BAGES DO.     @Manresa

  • BLANCO= Macabeo, Parellada, Picapoll
    • International Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanco
  • TINTO= Ull de Leibre AKA=Tempranillo, Garnacha, Sumoll
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(Interior), PROVINCE-Barcelona
    • North-West of Barcelona-City(50km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley/ Basin
    • SLOPES/ Pyrenees Mountains, +Alt.200mt.- 500mt.
    • On~Llobregat/ Cardener~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, WithContinental Influences
  • VITICULTURE- 480 haPlanted, (32% White/ 68% Red)
    • Estate/ Producers- Abadal, Collbaix, Masies d’Avinyo, Oller del Mas, Roqueta Campo Lindo
  • SUB-ZONES Of PLA De BAGES
    • CENTRAL BASIN SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.200mt., Warmer, Clay Based Soils
    • ALT BAGES SLOPES/ ?,+Alt. 500mt., Cooler, Limestone Based Soils

SITGES DO.     @Sitges

  • BLANCO= Moscatal, Malvasia
  • TINTO= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya, PROVINCE-Barcelona
    • North-West of Barcelona-City(35km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Late Harvest,  Fortified
    • Estate/ Producers- Ovella Negra
  • CULTURE- FESTIVALS~ ~Stiges Wine Harvest~ (October)

ALELLA DO.      @Alella/ Mataro

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Pansa Blanca AKA=Xarello
    • International Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Garnacha Peluda, Monastrell, Ull de Llebre
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(Coast-Central), PROVINCE-Barcelona
    • North of Barcelona-City(15km.), Sub-Zones Maresme Valles
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Serra de Parpers, +Alt. 50mt.-250mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Granite, Sedimentary, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE- 225 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Cava,  Rose
    • Estate/ Producers- Alella Vinicola(Co.-Op.), Alta Alella, Marques de Alella, Roura
    • Vineyards- La Prats
  • CULTURE- 1956- DO. Officially Established.

PENEDES DO.     @St. Sadurni D’Anoia

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanco, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarello, Subirat Parent
    • International Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurtztramer, Incrocio Manzoni, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Carinena, Garnacha, Monastrell, Samso, Trepat, Ull de Liebre
    • International– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(Coast-Central), PROVINCE-Barcelona
    • East of Barcelona-City(15km.), BORDERS-Tarragona DO.(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Montserrat Mountains, +Alt. 600mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Calcareous, Fossilized Seashells
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean,   *Summers– Warm, Dry   |   *Winters– Mild, Wet
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Cava,  Espumoso, SPARKLING…Method Traditional,  Brandy
    • Estate/ Producers- Alta Alella, Calcari(Nat.Pro.), Can Sumoi, Castellroig, Can Rafols, Celler Credo(Nat.Pro.), L’Enclos de Peralba, Gramona, Liopart, Jean Leon, Kripta, Mas Candi, Pardas0(Nat.Pro.), Recaredo, Sara i Rene, Savia Viva, Suriol, Torres(Multi-National)
    • Vineyards- La Pedro Blanca, Tres Feixes
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries  ~Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey~
    • FESTIVALS~ ~Cavatast/ Festival of Cava~(October)
    • PIONEERS~ ~Miguel Torres~ Founder of Torres Winery In Penedes and Chile.
  • SUB-ZONES Of PENEDES
    • BAIX-PENEDES (Spanish Varietals) Lower Altitude, Hotter, SOILS– Sandy Soils
    • MEDIO PENEDES (White Varietals) Central, SOILS– Chalk, Clay
    • ALT-PENEDES (Euro Varietals), +Alt., -Cooler, -Later Harvest, SOILS– Limstone

CAVA DO.     @Sant Sadurni d’Anoia

  • BLANCO= Macabeo, Parellada, Subirat Parent, Xarello
    • International Chardonnay
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Trepat, Pansa Rosado
    • International Monastrell, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya, PROVINCE-Barcelona
    • VALLS d’ANOIA-FOIX   @Sadurni d’Anoia
      • +Alt. 100mt.- 700mt.
    • SERRA De MAR
      • Geography- North of Barcelona
    • CONCA Del GAIA
      • +Alt. 500mt.
    • SERRA De PRADES
      • SLOPES/ Serra de Prades, +Alt. 350mt.- 600mt.
    • PLA De PONENT
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
  • VITICULTURE- 33,000haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Agusti Torello Mata, Cava Guilera, Codorniu, Frexinet, Gramona, Juve & Camps, Pere Ventura, Raventos, Recaredo, Segura Viudas, Serra Cristalino, Sumarroca, Vin el Cep
  • VINICULTURE- Cava- All, SPARKLING…Method-Traditional
      • Espumante Isn’t Cava, the Name is Used For Any Sparking Wine Produced Outside of One of the Spains Cava Producing Area.
    • Traditional Cava- (+AGED/ 9mo.)
    • Cava Reserva- (+AGED/ 15mo.)
    • Cava Grand Reserva- (+AGED/ +30mo.)
    • Brut Nature- 0-3 G./ L., Extra Brut 0-6 G./ L., Brut 0-12 G./ L.
    • Corpinnat- 
      • Viticulture- 100 Estate Organic Penedes Grapes, Harvested by Hand.
      • Estate/ Producers- Gramona, Llopart, Mas Candi, Nadal, Recaredo, Sabate i Coca
    • CAVA De PARAJE CALIFICADO- CPC. Identifies Qualified Small Parcels, Single-Estate Cava Producers, Meeting Exacting Criteria.
      • Single-Vineyard Classification, Single Vintage, Requisite Traceability From the Vine to Commercialization.
      • Vines +10 Years Old, Lower Yields(-8,000 kg./ ha.), Brut, Extra Brut, Brut Natural
      • +AGED/ +36 mo./ On Lees
      • Cava Subjected to a Blind Tasting by a Experts,  to Ensure General  Expression  of Characteristic to Cava.
      • Estate/ Producers-(9) Alta Alella Mirgin(Vallcirera), Codorniu Finca La Pleta, Codorniu Finca la Fideuera, Gramona Cellar Batlie, Recaredo Turo d’en Mota, Torello Gran Torello(Can Marti)
      • Vineyards- Castellroig Sabate i Coca, Codorniu/ Finca el Tros Nou, Freixenet/ Can Sala, Juve & Camps/ La Capella, Serral del Vell, Turo d’en Mota, Vins el Cep Claror
  • HISTORY- Until 1959 Cava Was Referred to as Xampany.
  • CULTURE- AKA=Comtats de Barcelona
    • ~International Cava Day~ (July 12th., 2nd. Friday)
    • Cava is Produced In +150 Villages In Spain, Including Regions of Aragon, Navarre, Valencia, La Rioja, Extramadura, but the Majority and Spiritual Home of Cava is Catalunya.
    • PIONEERS~ ~Josep Raventos~ 1872, Produced First Cava In Penenes.
    • FOOD PAIRINGS… Artichokes, Asparagus, Salads, Seafood, Tapas, Fried Foods

TARRAGONA DO.      @Tarragona

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel, Parellada, Xarello
    • International Chardonnay
  • TINTO= Carinena, Garnacha, Ull de Llebre
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(Coast Central), PROVINCE-Tarragona
    • BORDERS-Conca de Barbera(North), Penedes(East), Non-Contiguous(2)
    • CITIES– El Pinel
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Serra de Montalt, +Alt.50mt.-450mt.
  • VITICULTURE- 4,890 haPlanted, (38% White/ 62% Red)
    • Estate/ Producers- Baturrica, De Muller, Ipsis, Jordi Llorens, Unio Roca I Mora, Vinyes del Terrer
  • CULTURE- 1947- DO. Officially Established.
  • GOING THERE-
    • Costa Daurada AKA=Golden Coast, Area of Coast In Catalonia Entirely In the the Province of Tarragona.
  • SUB-ZONES Of TARRAGONA
    • RIBERA D’EBRE(Interior/ Bank or the Ebro River)  
      • SOILS= Sedimentary, Calcareous, Alluvial
    • TARRAGONA CAMPO(Coastal/ Tarragona Plain)  
      • SOILS= Metamorphic, Granite

MONTSANT DO.     @Falset

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel, Parellada, Xarello
    • International Chardonnay, Muscat(Alexandria)
  • TINTO= Carinena, Garnacha, Monastrell, Tempranillo AKA= Ull de Llebre
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South-West), PROVINCE-Tarragona
    • BORDERS-Forms Crescent Shape Around Priorat CCITIES-Falset
    • VILLAGES-La Bisbal de Falset, Cabaces, Capcanes, Cornudelle de Montsant, Falset, La Figuera, Garcia, Guiamets, Marca, Margalef, El Masroig, Pradell de la Teixeta, Torre de Fontaubella, Ulldemolins
    • Sub-Zone- Falset Valley
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SLOPES/ Montsant Mountains, +Alt. 375mt.- 700mt.
    • On~Montsant/ Siurana~Rivers~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, LLicorella(Schist/ Slate), Limestone, Saulo(Decomposed Granite), Clay
  • VITICULTURE- 1850 haPlanted,  (41% White/ 59% Red)
    • Estate/ Producers- Acustic(Albert Jane’s)(40ha.), Can Blau, Capcanes(Kosher), Celler de Capcanes, Clos de Nit, Coca i Fito, Espectacle del Montsant, Falset Marca, Galilea, I Tant, Llenca Plana, Maria Ganxz, Orto Vins, Terroir Sense Fronteres, Unio, Venus la Universal, Vinyes Domenech
  • CULTURE- 2002- DO. Officially Established.
  • SUB-ZONES Of MONTSANT
    • NORTH-WEST(Bisbal del Falset, Cabaces, La Figuera, Margalef)
    • SOUTH-WEST(Darmos, El Masroig, El Molar)
    • SOUTH(Capcanes, Els Guiamets, Marca, La Serra d’Almos)
    • NORTH-EAST(Cornudella de Montsant, Ulldermolins)
    • SOUTH-EAST(Falset, Pradell de la Teixeta, La Torre de Fontaubella)

PRIORAT DOCa.    @Gratallops

  • BLANCO= Macabeo, Picapoll, Garnacha Blanca, Pedro Ximenez, Xarello
    • International Chenin Blanc, Viognier
  • TINTO= Garnatxa AKA=Garnacha 40%, Garnacha Peluda, Carinyena AKA=Carinena, Carignan/ Samso 27%, Picapoll Negro, Piquepoul, Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Pinot Noir,  Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South-West), PROVINCE-Tarragona, In Montsant DO.
    • BORDERS-Surrounded In Crescent C” Shape by Montsant DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces
    • SLOPES/ Serra de Montsant(West), La Figuera(South), Serralado de Prades, +Alt.200mt.- 900mt.
    • On~Cortrella/ Escaladie~Tributaries~Siurana~River~to~Mediterranean~Sea~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, LLicorella (Mix…Fractured Black/ Red Slate, Mica Quartzite), Clay
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influences, +Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
    • *Summers– High Temperatures   |   *Winters– Heavy Rains
  • VITICULTURE- 17,629 ac./ 2,010haPlanted,  (White 7%/ Red 93%)
    • Denominación de Origen Calificada DOCa. (1 of 2 DOCa/ Also Rioja)
    • Vi de DOQ Priorat– (Regional Wine), Wine Produced From Permitted Grapes.
    • Vi de Vila– (Village Wine), Grapes Grown Within the Boundaries of a Village.
      • Wine Labeled With One of the 12 Primary Villages.
      • +60% Garnacha and/ or  Carignan In Blend.
    • Vi de Paratge– (Like a Cru), Produced From One of the 459 Individual Vineyards.
      • +60% Garnacha and/ or  Carignan In Blend.
      • Produced From One of the 459 Individual Vineyards.
    • Vinya Classificada– (Classified Vineyard…Like a Premier Cru)
      • +60% Garnacha and/ or  Carignan In Blend.
      • Produced From One of the 459 Individual Vineyards.
    • Gran Vinya Classificada– (Like a Grand Cru)
      • +90% Garnacha and/ or  Carignan In Blend.
      • Produced From One of the 459 Individual Vineyards.
  • VINICULTURE- *YIELDS/ Low, +13.5% ABV., +AGED/ 12mo.
  • HISTORY-
    • 1194 @Priorat Alfonso II King of Aragon
      • Gave the Prime Property In Escaladei to Cistercian Monks For Their Monastery and to Grown Grapes.
    • 1200’s– 1800’s @Priorat Was Large and Well Know Throughout Spain.
    • 1980’s @Priorat  Modern Reemergence and New Global Interest.
  • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Meaning Priory Referring to the Carthusian Monks of the 1200’s.
    • Monks & Monasteries ~Scala Dei~ Carthusian 1200’s
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Consell Regulador DOQ. Priorat~
    • PIONEERS~ ~Rene Barbier~ Visionary Who Revolutionized Priorat Wines In 1970’s.
      • ~Carles Pastrana~ Patriarch of Modern Priorat, Owns L’Obac & Miserere.
      • ~Alvaro PalaciosSpanish Wine-Grower, Who Helped Revitalized Priorat.
      • ~Los Closos~  5 Families That Regenerated the Priorat Region to Make it Legendary Again.
        • Mas Martinet, Clos de l’Obac, Clos Mogador, Palacios, Clos Erasmus
    • POLITICS~ Due to Fascist Dictator Francisco Franco Rule Priorat Had All But Disappeared Up to the 1970’s.
  • GOING THERE- 
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ Priorat
      • DtheV.com Awards- Top Iberian Peninsula Wine Region (4th. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.
  • SUB-ZONES Of PRIORAT
  • La VILELLA BAIXA
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(West-Central)
    • Topography- +Alt. 218mt., On~Montsant/ Scala Dei~Rivers~
    • Estate/ Producers- Els Vil-Lusionistes, Lo, Pont, Sabate
  • La VILELLA ALTA
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(West-Interior), +Alt. 327mt., On~Montsant~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Cartoixa de Montsalvat, Estriacus, Mas Alta, Ritme, Roca de les Dotze, Terra de Verema, Vinyes Altair
  • El LLOAR
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(South-West)
    • Topography- SLOPES/ La Roca, +Alt. 210mt., On~Montsant~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Cal Grau(2.4ha.), Clos 93, Mas Gardian, Portal del Priorat, Clos de Portal, Torres
  • GRATALLOPS
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(South-West-Interior)
    • Topography- +Alt.321 mt.On~Montsant/ Siurana~Rivers~
    • Estate/ Producers- Alvaro Palacios, Arrels del Priorat, Atavus Vines, Balaguer i Cabre, Blai Gerre Just, Buil & Gine, Cal Batllet, Cecilio, Cesca Vicent, Costers del Ros, Clos Aubaga, Clos de l’oban, Clos Figueras, Clos Mogador(20ha.), Clos Terrasses, Devinssi, Gratavinum, Mas Igneus, Mas Miartinet, Meritexx Palleja, Reserva de la Tierra(33ha.), Sara i Rene, Soa del Coster, Trossos del Priorat, Vinicola del Priorat
    • Vineyards- L’Ermita, Bellvisos Negre
  • SOLANES Del MOLAR Priorat(South-West)
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(South-West)
    • Estate/ Producers- Clos Berenguer, Clos Galena, Domini de la Cartoixa, Estriacus, Grifoll Declara, De Muller, Pol Grifoll Declara, Porrera Bewine
  • BELLMUNT Del PRIORAT
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(South-Central),
    • Topography-  Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt. 100mt.-261mt., (Lowest In Priorat), On~Siurana~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Casa Gran del Siurana, Gran Clos, Mas d’en Gil, Mas dels Estets, Rosa Ma. Bartolome Vernet, Pinord “Mas Blanc”, Sedo Barcelo, Sola Classic,  Viticultors Priorat(22ha.)
    • Vineyards- Cos Fonta
  • SCALA DEI/ ESCALADEI–  1,150ha. Planted
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(North-Interior)
    • Topography Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, (Highest In Priorat), On~Montsant~River~
    • Soils-  Calcareous Clay, Limestone, Llicorella(Black Slate & Quartz)
    • Estate/ Producers- Cellers de Scala Dei, Conreria de Scala Dei, Terra Dominicata, Vins Singulars
    • Vineyards- Masdeu
  • La MORERA De MONTSANT
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(North-East),
    • Topography- SLOPES/ Montsant Mountain Range, +Alt.743mt.(Highest In Priorat)
    • Estate/ Producers- Joan Ametller, Noguerals, Pasanau, Perinet
  • POBOLEDA
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(South-West)
    • Topography- +Alt.343mt., On~Siurana~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Burgos, Crivelle I Valls, Hidalgo Albert, Jordi Domenech, Maius Viticultors, Mas d’en Blei, Mas Doix, Mas la Mola, Pahi, Perinet, Tane, Terres de Vidalba, Unio, Vinis Catalonia
    • Vineyards- Tossal d’en Bou
  • TORROJA Del PRIORAT
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(Interior)
    • Estate/ Producers- Costers del Priorat, L’Infernal, Terroir al Limit
  • PORRERA
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(East)
    • Topography- +Alt. 316mt.-600mt., On~Cortiella~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Ardevol i Associats, Balmaprat, Cal Pla, Cins de Porrera, Dominic, De l’Encastell, Giol, Joan Simo, Marco Abella, Magrez Espagne, Marco Albella, Mas Martinet Assessoraments, Merum Priorati, Nin Ortiz, Sangenis I Vaque, Vall Llach
    • Vineyards- Mas de la Rosa
  • MASOS De FALSET
    • Geography- REGION-Catalunya, Priorat(South-Central)
    • Estate/ Producers- Capafons-Osso, Pinord, Xavier Artiol
  • NOT FOUND IN DEMARCATED VILLAGE
    • Estate/ Producers-(Not Found In Demarcated Village) Alfredo Arribas(Nat.Pro.), Alvaro Palacios, Carlos Pastrana, Clos Erasmus, Clos Galena, Clos Les Fites, Ferrer Bogert, Orowine, Rene Barbier

COSTERS Del SEGRE DO.     @Lleida

  • BLANCO= Albarino, Confaus, Forcada, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarello
    • International Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • TINTO= Brocada, Garnacha, Monastrell, Moneu, Querol, Samso AKA=Carinena, Ull de Llebre, Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya(NorthWest), PROVINCE-Lleida
    • Non-Contiguous(6)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.200mt.-1,100mt.
    • On~Segre~Tributary~Ebro~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Semi-Arid Influences/ Micro Climates
  • VITICULTURE- 4,050 haPlanted, (45% White/ 55% Red)
    • Cava– Productrion in Raimat
    • Estate/ Producers- Castell del Remei, Celler de Cervoles, Clos Pons Alges, Desterrats(Torres), Mas Blanch i Jove, Tomas Cusine
  • CULTURE- 1988- DO. Officially Established.
    • ~Etymology~ Costers del Segre Meaning Banks of the River, Referring to the Segre River.
  • SUB-ZONES Of COSTERS Del SEGRE
    • RAIMAT
      • Geography- Costers Del Segre DO.(North-West)
        • Estate/ Producers- Raimat
    • SEGRIA
      • Geography- Costers Del Segre DO.(North-West)
    • PALLARS JUSSA
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(North-East)
      • Topography- BETWEEN– Lleida Plain & Pyrenees
        • Estate/ Producers- Castell d’Encus(23ha.), Mas Garcia Muret, Miquel Roca, Sauvella, Vila Corona
    • ARTESA De SEGRE–      @Artesa
      • Geography- Costers Del Segre DO.(East-Interior)
        • Estate/ Producers- Bar Segre, Cooperativa d’Artesa de Segre(Co.-Op.), L’Eixida S.L., Vin Galceran
    • Les GARRIGUES
      • Geography- Costers Del Segre DO.(South-West)
    • VALL Del RIUCORB
      • Geography- Costers Del Segre DO.(South-East)
    • URGELL
      • Geography- Costers Del Segre DO.(South-East)

CONCA De BARBERA DO.     @Barber de La Conca

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Parellada
    • International Chardonnay Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Garro, Mazuelo, Querol, Ull de Llebre, Sumoll, Trepat
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South), PROVINCE-Tarragona
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraced/ Basin
    • SLOPES/ Serra de Prades, +Alt. 250mt.- 700mt.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Clay
  • VITICULTURE- 4,699haPlanted, (41% White/ 59% Red)
  • VINICULTURE- Cava
    • Estate/ Producers- Abadia de Poblet, Cara Nord Negre, Escoda-Sanahuja(Nat.Pro.), Grans Muralles(Torres), Mas Foraster, Succes Vinicola, Vini Ledtores
    • Vineyards- La Font Voltada(3ha.), Gran Muralles
  • CULTURE– Monks & Monasteries ~Poblet~ Carthusian 1150’s
    • 1985- DO. Officially Established.

TERRA ALTA DO.     @Gandesa

  • BLANCO= Garnatxa Blanca AKA=Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Parellada, Pedro Ximenez
    • International Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Moscatel de Alejandraia, Viognier
  • TINTO= Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Peluda, Garnacha Tintorera, Mandon, Mazuelo, Morenillo, Samso, Ull de Llebre AKA=Tempranillo
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South), PROVINCE-Tarragona(West)
    • VILLAGES- Arnes, Batea, Bot, Caseres, Corbera d’Ebre, La Fatareila, Gandesa, Horta de Sant Joan, El Pinell de Brai, Pobla de Massaluca, Prat de Comte, Villalba dels Arcs
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Plateau/ Valley
    • SLOPES/ Serra de la Fatarella, +Alt.- 350mt.-1,300mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay
    • Panel(Fossilized Sand-Dunes Soils From Quaternary Period)
    • Tapas(Silty Soils With Clay), Codols(Old River Bed With Pebbles)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences
    • +WIND/ ~El Cierzo~(Originates…Ebro River Valley)
  • VITICULTURE- 5,900haPlanted, (28% White/ 72% Red)
  • VINICULTURE- Blanco,  Rosado,  Tinto,  Rancio
    • Estate/ Producers- Alimara, Altavins, Barbara Fores, Batea, Bernavi, Casa Mariol, Clos Dalian, Coca i Fito, Les Colinas del Ebro, Compania de Vinos del Atlantico CVA., Edetaria(60ha.), Frisach, Gandesa(Co.-Op.), Herencia Altes, Josep Vicens, Lafou, Mendall(Nat.Pro.), Pinell de Bria(Co.-Op.), Pinol Nuestra, Ramon Roqueta, Xavier Clua, Vins del Tros
  • HISTORY- Viticulture Influences From…Romans/ Knights Templar
  • CULTURE- 1985- DO. Officially Established
    • ~Etymology~ Terra Alta…Meaning High Lands…Referring to Its Location In Mountains.


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