Catalonia Wine

 

Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and is home to many famous Spanish subregions. It is in an ideal location for wine making thanks to a diverse climate. The coast is known for dry and hot summers and mild winters (the Mediterranean climate). Inland It is very hot in the summer and cold in the Winter (the Mediterranean Continental climate). And north to the Pyrenees has a climate typical of high mountain regions with very cold and snowy winters and hot summers with abundant rainfall.
 
Wine has been produced here since the time of the Romans, who started planting and producing grapes near Tarragona (which was the Iberian capital at the time). Since then, the winemaking region spread and flourished until the 19th century Phylloxera crisis killed most of the red grapes grown there. 
 
Luckily for the Raventos family, conditions worked out in Penedes to replant vines and produce the first Cava, which is now the area&rsquo Read more »

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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Catalonia

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  • Masia Duch

    Around 1194 in the vicinity of what would later be the Carthusian monastery of Santa Maria d’Esca...

  • Celler Del Pont

    Celler del Pont S.L. is located in La Vilella Baixa D.O.Q. Priorat. The winery was established in...

  • de Muller

      The company was founded in 1851 by Sir Auguste de Muller and Ruinart de Brimont, a member ...

  • Codorníu

    Five centuries of history and experience make our cavas the perfect combination of tradition a...

  • Agusti Torelló

    At Agusti Torello Mata, we have one sole objective: to produce cava at its maximum expression. Ou...

  • Sangenis I Vaqué

    In 1978 Pere SANGENÍS and Conxita VAQUÉ started to plant vines in the lands of Pere in Porrera, D...

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Catalonia on Snooth

  • I spent a week in Catalonia close to Collioure a few years ago. A really beautiful part of the world. I recall drinking my first glass of Banyuls in a cafe overlooking the sea in the town of Banyuls itself Read More

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  • And ah yes, Catalonia, a very beautiful region to which I have not been. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oysters


  • It's from SW France pretty much Catalonia. Good oysters on that Mediterranean coast (and great anchovies), with picpoul being the local choice for accompaniment. Plenty of pleasant memories of sitting in portside cafes in towns like Collioure consuming the oysters and anchovies and picpoul and local veggies and bread. The kind of locales artists... Read More

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  • Vall Llach Embrux Priorato Spain 2012

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  • Hope you enjoy your trip. There are some nice wines to be had in north-east ... in the French side of Cataloni Read More

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  • Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes Tinto Cosecha DOC 2013

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  • Wine Pleasures has published the results for its annual wine ... Penedès wine region (Catalonia) but several awards went to producers in Empordà, La Rioja & Valencia. Some interesting retail prices too amongst the 50 Greats ranging from 9 Euros to 50 Euros making Cava a luxury you can afford whenever you wish.Those looking to splurge on long ag... Read More

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  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha ... Rhone or SW France, or from Catalonia or points south and west in Spain?I'll start with some cute little bushes up the hillsides from Madrid. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Abadal Picapoll 2014

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  • That was a nice dinner we enjoyed in Glen Ellen, Fox.  I'd purchased ... del Segre which is in the Catalonia region.  The way I read it, and I may very well be wrong, it appears that Costers del Segre consists of multiple non-contiguous areas.  Another interesting tidbit that I picked up is that Raimat is the dominant maker in the DO and is Sp... Read More

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