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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  • 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"...

  • Merlot

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

  • Tempranillo

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

  • 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...

Subregions of Catalonia

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  • Celler Del Pont

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

  • Masia Duch

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

  • Cellers Triada (Cellers Camp de Tarragona)

    For us, the care of the vineyards is the departure point of a process that it has as purpose of o...

  • Sangenis I Vaqué

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

  • Codorníu

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

  • Château Sabaté

    Celler Sabaté is situated in the district of Priorat, in the beautiful and small village of La Vi...

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Catalonia on Snooth

  • 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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  • We had a bit of Spanish red wine last night after enjoying Sandra's ... ... wine, from the Montsant DO (Catalonia) that was rather young being a 2013 vintage and was decent and bold, but not something I would purchase again.  I think I prefer the Tempranillo grapes from Spain much mor Read More

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  • Also remember, Mark, that Spanish influence and even territory spread well into ... ... for Savoy, and of course Catalonia spread way up into Languedoc, and Basque territory into the Atlantic side of southern France. The King of Mallorca owned chunks of SW France on the Mediterranean side for awhile, before his kingdom was absorbed by Spain. La... Read More

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  • Cellar Malondro Montsant Catalonia 'Latria' 2008

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    It needs to "breath" and than what a wonderful complex and tasty Cuvee. this is a perfect blend. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines 2012

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    Easy to drink. Soft and round with dark fruit and berries. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Cristalino Extra Dry Cava NV

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    too dry, all I got was a seltzer dry impression. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Cristalino Extra Dry Cava NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Capafons-Ossó Red Blend Priorat Sirsell 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Vinedos de Ithaca Akyles Priorat 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Clos Nelin Clos Nelin Blanco 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


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