🇪🇸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, Muscat Frontignan, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • TINTO= Cinsault AKA=Sinso, Garnacha, Garro, Tempranillo AKA=Ull de Liebre, Monastrell AKA=Mourvedre, Moneu,  Pirene, Querol, Samso/ Mazuelo AKA=Caragnan, Picapoll Negro, Sumoll
    • 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)
  • 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 Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces

  • SLOPES/ Catalan Central Depression…PARENT RANGE-Montserrat Massif/ Serra de Montsant(West), La Figuera(South), +Alt.200mt.- 900mt.
    • 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)

CLIMATE Mediterranean,   Summers– Hot, Dry   |   Winters– Cold, Wet

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 Located Within a Dedicated DO.) Partida Creus

HISTORY 2,400 Year Wine History, Since Phoenicians and Greek Influence In 400 BC.

  • 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~
      • MissionTo 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~
      • MissionCivil Organization Which Represents Catalan Agriculture/ Viticulture and Helps to Develop and Benefit the Sector.
  • GASTRONOMY Alioli, Botifarra, Mushrooms, Catalan Paella, Meat, Seafood
    • CHEESE Formatge de Tupi,  Garrotxa(Gaot/ Semi-Soft)


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EMPORDA DO.    @Figueras

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel de Alejandria
    • International– Chardonnay, Muscat
  • 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”, On~Muga/ Llobregat~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE=Mediterranean, INFLUENCED/ Mediterranean Sea, +WIND/ Tramontana
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
  • VINICULUTRECava– Cava Producing Sub-Zone In Alt Emporda
    • Estate/ Producers– Castillo Perelada, Espelt, Oriol, Santamaria, Selva De Mar, Vinya Canyal
  • CULTUREAKA=Costa Brava
  • SUB-ZONES Of EMPORDA
    • ALT EMPORDA
    • BAIX EMPORDA

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– “Hilly/ Valley”, SLOPES/ Pyrenees Mountains, +Alt.?, On~Llobregat/ Cardener~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean, WithContinental Influences
  • VITICULTURE– ? haPlanted
    • 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
  • VINICULTURELate Harvest,  Fortified
    • Estate/ Producers– Ovella Negra
  • CULTUREFESTIVALS~ ~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.-25mt.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic, Granite, Sedimentary, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE–    ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURECava,  Rose
    • Estate/ Producers– Alella Vinicola(Co.-Op.), Alta Alella, Marques de Alella, Roura
    • -Vineyards- La Prats

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, Ull de Liebre
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, 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.?
  • 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.), Castellroig, Can Rafols, Celler Credo(Nat.Pro.), Gramona, Liopart, Jean Leon, Mas Candi, Pardas0(Nat.Pro.), Recaredo, Sara i Rene, Savia Viva, Suriol, Torres(Multi-National)
    • Vineyards- La Pedro Blanca
  • 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, Xarello

    • International– Chardonnay
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Trepat, Pansa Rosado
    • International– Monastrell, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya, PROVINCE-Barcelona
  • 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
  • VINICULTURECava– 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/ 9 mo.)
    • Cava Reserva– (+AGED/ 15 mo.)
    • Cava Grand Reserva– (+AGED/ +30 mo.)
    • Brut Nature– 0-3 G./ L., Extra Brut 0-6 G./ L., Brut 0-12 G./ L.
    • 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– 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, Chardonnay
  • TINTO= Carinena, Garnacha, Ull de Llebre
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya(Coast Central), PROVINCE-Tarragona
    • “Non-Contiguous(2)”, BORDERS: Conca de Barbera(North), Penedes(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ Serra de Montalt
  • VITICULTURE–  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Baturrica, De Muller, Ipsis, Unio Roca I Mora, Vinyes del Terrer
  • 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)   SOILS= Sedimentary Calcareous, Alluvial
    • TARRAGONA CAMPO(Coastal)   SOILS=Medimorphic Granite

MONTSANT DO.     @Falset

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel, Parellada, Xarello
    • International– Chardonnay
  • TINTO= Carinena, Garnacha, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South-West), PROVINCE-Tarragona
    • BORDERS– Forms Crescent “C” Shape Around Priorat
    • CITIES– Falset
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?,  +Alt.375mt.
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, LLicorella(Schist/ Slate), Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Acustic(40ha.), Can Blau, Capcanes(Kosher), Clos de Nit, Espectacle del Montsant, Galilea, I Tant, Llenca Plana, Maria Ganxz, Unio, Venus la Universal, Vinyes Domenech

PRIORAT DOCa.    @Gratallops

  • BLANCO= Macabeo, Picapoll, Garnacha Blanca, Pedro Ximenez, Xarello
    • International– Chenin Blanc, Viognier
  • TINTO= Garnatxa AKA=Garnacha 40%, 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
    • Summers– High Temperatures   |   Winters– Heavy Rains
  • VITICULTURE– 17,629 ac./ 2,010haPlanted,   (White 15%/ Red 85%)
    • Denominación de Origen Calificada DOCa. (1 of 2 DOCa/ Also Rioja)
    • Vi de Vila– (Village Wine), Wine Labeled With One of the Primary Villages
    • Vi de Paratge– (Like a Cru), Term For Any One of the 459 Individual Vineyards
    • Vinya Classificada– (Like a Premier Cru)
    • Vi Gran Vinya Classificada– (Like a Grand Cru)
  • VINICULTURE– -Yields, +Abv.+13.5%, +AGED/ 12 mo.
  • 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 to 1800’s Priorat Was Large and Well Know Throughout Spain.
    • 1990’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.
    • POLITICS~ Due to Fascist Dictator Francisco Franco Rule Priorat Had All But Disappeared Up to the 1970’s
  • SUB-ZONES Of PRIORAT
  • La VILELLA BAIXA
    • Geography– Priorat(West-Central), +Alt.218mt., On~Montsant/ Scala Dei~Rivers~
    • -Estate/ Producers- Els Vil-Lusionistes, Lo, Pont, Sabate
  • La VILELLA ALTA
    • Geography– 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– Priorat(South-West), 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– Priorat(South-West-Interior), +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, Devinssi, Costers del Ros, Clos Aubaga, Clos de l’oban, Clos Figueras, Clos Mogador(20ha.), Clos Terrasses, Gratavinum, Mas Igneus, Mas Miartinet, Meritexx Palleja, Reserva de la Tierra(33ha.), Soa del Coster, Trossos del Priorat, Vinicola del Priorat
  • SOLANES Del MOLAR Priorat(South-West)
    • Geography– 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– Priorat(South-Central), +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.)
  • SCALA DEI/ ESCALADEI–  1,150ha. Planted
    • Geography– Priorat(North-Interior),
    • Topography–  (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– Priorat(North-East), SLOPES/ Montsant Mountain Range, +Alt.743mt.(Highest In Priorat)
    • -Estate/ Producers- Joan Ametller, Noguerals, Pasanau, Perinet
  • POBOLEDA
    • Geography– Priorat(South-West), +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
  • TORROJA Del PRIORAT
    • Geography– Priorat(Interior)
    • -Estate/ Producers- Costers del Priorat, L’Infernal, Terroir al Limit
  • PORRERA
    • Geography– Priorat(East), +Alt.316mt., 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
  • MASOS De FALSET
    • Geography– 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, Ferrer Bogert, Orowine, Rene Barbier, Terroir al Limit(Nat.Pro.)

COSTERS Del SEGRE DO.     @Lleida

  • BLANCO= Albarino, Forcada, Garnacha Blanca, Confaus, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarello
    • International– Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Monastrell, Moneu, Querol, Samso AKA=Carinena, Ull de Llebre
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya(NorthWest), PROVINCE-Lleida
    • “Non-Contiguous(6)”
  • SUB-ZONES Of COSTERS Del SEGRE
    • RAIMAT
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(North-West)
    • SEGRIA
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(North-West)
    • PALLARS JUSSA
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(North-East)
    • ARTESA De SEGRE
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(East-Interior)
    • Les GARRIGUES
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(South-West)
    • VALLS De RIU CORB
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(South-East)
    • URGELL
      • Geography– Costers Del Segre DO.(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.200mt.-1,000mt.
    • On~Segre~Tributary~Ebro~River~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE=Continental With “Semi-Arid Influences/ Micro Climates
  • VITICULTURE–  ? haPlanted, Cava– Productrion in Raimat
    • Estate/ Producers– Castell d’Encus, Castell del Remei, Celler de Cervoles, Clos Pons Alges, Desterrats(Torres), Raimat, Tomas Cusine
  • CULTURE
    • ~Etymology~ Costers del Segre Meaning “Banks of the River”, Referring to the Segre River.

CONCA De BARBERA DO.     @Barber de La Conca

  • BLANCO= Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Parellada
    • International– Chardonnay Chenin Blanc
  • TINTO= Garnacha, Garro, Mazuelo, Querol, Ull de Llebre, Trepat
    • International– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South), PROVINCE-Tarragona
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraced/ Basin”
    • SLOPES/ Serra de Prades, +Alt.600mt.
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Continental Influences
  • SOILS=Metamorphic, Clay
  • VITICULTURE– 15,000haPlanted
  • VINICULTURECava
    • Estate/ Producers– Abadia de Poblet, Cara Nord Negre, Escoda-Sanahuja(Nat.Pro.), Mas Foraster, Succes Vinicola, Vini Ledtores
    • Vineyards– La Font Voltada(3ha.), Gran Muralles
  • CULTURE– “Monks & Monasteries” ~Poblet~ Carthusian 1150’s

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, Morenillo, Samso, Tempranillo
    • International– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Spain, REGION-Catalunya(South), PROVINCE-Tarragona
    • VILLAGES: Batea, Bot, Corbera d’Ebre, La Fatareila, Gandesa, Horta de Sant Joan, El Pinell de Brai, Villalba dels Arcs
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • SLOPES/ Serra de la Fatarella, +Alt-400mt.-1,300mt.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary“, Limestone
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Continental” Influences
  • VITICULTURE– 5,800haPlanted
  • VINICULTUREBlanco,  Rosado,  Tinto,  Rancio
    • Estate/ Producers– Altavins, Barbara Fores, Batea, Bernavi, Casa Mariol, Clos Dalian, Coca i Fito, Compania de Vinos del Atlantico CVA., Edetaria, Frisach, Herencia Altes, Lafou, Mendall(Nat.Pro.), Ramon Roqueta, Vins del Tros


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