The wine region Catalonia was created in 1999 as the first denomination of origin with a strong regional wine tradition, dating back to 2500 years, combined with the cultural and commercial development in the Mediterranean....
The wine region Catalonia was created in 1999 as the first denomination of origin with a strong regional wine tradition, dating back to 2500 years, combined with the cultural and commercial development in the Mediterranean. First the Phoenicians, then the Greeks and later the Romans developed the cultivation and winemaking to supply the inhabitants of their settlements and their empire. Its purpose was to output the production of small Catalan wine regions. The climate varies according to the different areas of vineyards in the coastal areas dominated by a Mediterranean climate with the influence of strong winds sometimes while the hinterlands enjoy a mix of Mediterranean and continental climate.
Designation of Origin Catalonia extends northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees in almost 60,000 hectares of surface distributed in more than 300 municipalities of Catalonia, and more than 200 wineries. In its viticulture can make experiments with a wider variety range, opening the possibility of bottling wine in a denomination with grapes from another or to mix with grapes before 1999 they did not belong to any denomination and therefore not they could produce bottled wine under the DO label The Control Board of the Designation of Origin Catalunya has authorized the cultivation of 30 varieties of grapes and 9 permitted preferred; among them they stand out to develop the cava: Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo and Grenache and Carignan for the reds. There are also Mediterranean grapes such as Monastrell and Bobal and have introduced black and white like Pinot Blanc, Muller Thurgau, gewurtztraminer, Syrah, Merlot and Pinot Noir. They are modern wines with great upper-middle aromatic intensity made with unusual coupages according to the multiple options it offers its wide range of authorized grape varieties.
The most prominent is home producer Miguel Torres, along with others like the Freixenet Group, Segura Viudas and Rene Barbier.
Appellation: D.O. CataluñaGrape: Garnacha Blanca, Xarel.loAlcohol: 13.5%Winery: Benjamin RomeoVolume: 75cl.
Appellation: D.O. CatalunyaGrape: Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit VerdotAlcohol: 13.5%Winery: MAS GILVolume: 75cl.