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

  • Parellada

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Tempranillo

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

Subregions of Catalunya

Popular Wineries in Catalunya View all

  • Vall Llach

    Celler Vall Liach believes in the controlled microproduction of its vineyards and "trossos" so...

  • Gramona El Cava de Artesania

    As a company with a longstanding tradition, we respect our legacy and defend a certain idea of Ca...

  • Bodegas Pinord

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

  • Don Miguel Torres

    The Torres family surname has been linked with wine for more than three centuries, during which t...

  • Jané Ventura

    Our cellars, located in the region of Baix Penedès (Tarragona), have been dedicated to the world ...

  • Segura Viudas

    Over the years, Segura Viudas has earned a reputation as one of the top producers of sparkling...

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Catalunya on Snooth

  • Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2012

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    A bit reticent on the nose with some pencil shavings lurking under candied cherry fruit with a hint of violet adding some detail. Shows a bit of shoe polish as well. Very smooth and polished in the mouth with modest fine grained tannins and slightly zesty acids helping to frame low key and simple grapey, black cherry, mulberry accented fruit. Sm... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Capcanes El Raval Montsant 2011

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    80% Garnacha, 20% Carignan Inky and mineral scented on the nose with a nice base of leathery dried strawberry fruit flecked with white pepper and a bit of a grilled meaty base note. A little sweet on entry, though with enough acid to help keep this fresh in the mouth. The texture is lovely, soft and clear in the mouth with some attractive inky... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pinyolet Seleccion 2009

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    80% Garnacha, 20% Carignan Smoky and a bit funky on the nose and quite leathery like an old catchers mitt. This gains nice white pepper spice and floral tones with some air but remains somewhat low key on the nose. Very smooth and polished, another wine that sneaks across the palate with its near perfect balance and integration of acid and tanni... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines 2010

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    85% Garnachas 15% Syrah Hugely aromatic, this explodes in the glass with darkly plummy fruit, sweet licorice candied notes, leather, earth, and candied violet aromas. Soft and compact on entry, there's real depth on the palate here. The tannins sit low in the earthy, licorice driven fruit that is supported by well integrated acids lending this a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta 2012

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    Dark, jammy and little spicy on the nose with licorice and lavender scented wild strawberry fruit that shows a little dusty white pepper top note. Moderately big in the mouth this is classic grenache, with real volume in the mouth, and surprising god acids driving tart wild berry fruit that is nicely contrasted against some slightly bitter herba... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    A 'Grower Cava" from Alt - Penedes. Made exclusively from Free-run juice (Mosto Flor) of grapes sourced from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard in the highest part of Penedes. Elegant - Fresh & Soulful! Read More

    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Mas Martinet Menut Priorat 2010

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    Good mix of black cherry and blackberry with well integrated toasty oak, hints of minerals and spices. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Celler Can Blau Montsant Blau 2012

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cirerets Priorat DOC 2009

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    Wine review by jmns


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