Catalunya 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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Varietals Produced in Catalunya View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Parellada

    Common synonyms: Martorella, Montonec, Montonech, Montonega, Montonego, Montoneo, Montonero, Parellada blanc, Perel...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Grenache

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

Subregions of Catalunya

Popular Wineries in Catalunya View all

  • Bodegas Pinord

    In 1942, José María Tetas set up the current winery in Vilafranca del Penedès, just four kilometr...

  • Raimat

    We like what we make, wines with character. That's why we have continued to do so since 1914. And...

  • Castell del Remei

    This is a small DO od 3886 hectares, devided into 6 sub-zones. The area is characterized by calca...

  • Rotllan Torra

    Rotllan Torra is completely devoted to wine production and wants to share this fantastic experien...

  • Mas Martinet Viticultors

    Mas Martinet Assessoraments was founded at the end of 2001 as a consequence of the second generat...

  • Albet i Noya

    Of the 101 hectares of land they control, 76 are dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of vine...

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Catalunya on Snooth

  • Conreria d'Scala Dei Black Slate 'La Morera' Blanc 2012

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    Really, really nice Spanish white blend from Priorat of 91% Grenache Blanc and 9% Pedro Ximenez. Juicy and complex with white peach, honeysuckle, apricot, a touch of vanilla, nice minerality, decent acidity and a very nice finish. Excellent QPR at around $15. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Bula Montsant 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Mas la Plana. Torres 2010

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    Darkest Mediterranean cherry on the nose with musk and perhaps campfire smoke; the entry is deep cherry (100% Tempranillo) with a warm vanilla and slight bitterness (oak) on the back palate. The finish is medium and overall balance is very good. Nice for the price. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava NV

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    Earth and minerals, with bits of apple and citrus peel, just another great one at a low price point. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Can Blau Monsant 2010

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    Had this with dinner during a visit to Dallas. A pleasant little number. This is a review from International Wine Cellar - my sentiments.'...Inky purple. Spice-accented aromas and flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and licorice, with black pepper and mineral nuances. Juicy and precise, finishing with very good energy and lingering spiciness. Th... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Sumarroca Penedès 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Jaume Serra Chardonnay Penedès 2012

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    Grabbed this one on a whim... seemed about right for the 30 degree heat; the pale straw colour is accented by good mousse (5 minutes plus and counting) with apple and pear on the nose. Entry is full of smooth, quite balanced grapefruit citrus - a refreshing draft for the price. Superb value. 87 points Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Torres Viña Esmeralda 2013

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    This wine is about 5 euros in Spain - an unbelievable bargain by North American standards. The nose is full of wild rose and other sweet garden flowers filled in by apricot and peach. The entry is quite smooth and luscious with more soft fruit such as peach and maybe a bit of lychee nut. Would pair nicely with seafood - especially cuttlefish ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • L'Agnet 2010

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    This very typical Priorat has gobs of coffee, deep red fruit and plenty of sediment - the latter being a product of sitting in the supermarkets of Barcelona a bit longer than anticipated by the producer. Good Priorat intensity on the nose and palate and consequently an excellent value. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Garbo Rosat 2012

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    Intense pink, raspberries on the nose, and flavors of berries, ripe red fruit, and a crisp mouth feel and pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by Blinky


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