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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  • Parellada

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

  • 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"...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Subregions of Catalunya

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  • Castell del Remei

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

  • Segura Viudas

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

  • Gramona El Cava de Artesania

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

  • Cavas Hill

    Canvas hill is a company producing cavas accorfing to the traditional method and vines vovered bt...

  • Don Miguel Torres

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

  • Rotllan Torra

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

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Catalunya on Snooth

  • Raimat Albarino Castell de Raimat 2013

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    Clear light yellow color. Moderate, somewhat floral nose with some stoniness. On the tongue fruit flavors of green apple and some tropicalkiwi, pineapple. Substantial tart freshness. Some mineral or stony flavor at the very back of the palate. Quite light bodied. Very angular wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Herencia Altes Garnaxta Negra 2013

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    This is very tightly wound and quite tannic. Now pour it into a decanter. Let it sit for several hours and .... WHAM! It comes out of its shell. It's lush, fruity and marvelous with roasted meats or chicken. Definitely, let is sit all day or overnight. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist


  • Grans Muralles Espanja Katalonia Punaviinit Miguel Torres Do Conca de Barberà 2000

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    Had this last night with a steak. A huge and complex wine in its prime. Cork was crumbly, and had to decant the wine through a sieve, but that was the only complaint. Purple and opaque...powerful. Just a great glass. Read More

    Wine review by dobbsml


  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant Can Blau 2012

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    Nice blend, especially with the mazuelo grape to give it a touch of wildness. Read More

    Wine review by BobC79


  • Montsant "Sola Fred". Celler El Masroig Carignan Spain Montsant Celler El Masroig 2009

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    The Solà Fred 2009 has the color of tawny light red. There is a sharpness on the nose with peppery kick. It has intense aromas of sweet cherries and overripe fruit. On the palate the taste is immediately milder and sweeter than I expected, however it rounds out very nicely into a slightly fuller bodied wine. There is bit of sweet linger with... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife


  • La Cartuja Priorat 2013

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    Excellent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Montebro Priorat Crianza 2010

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    Picked this one up at Jubilation. Dark, opaque, and inky in the glass. Full of spice, fig, vanilla, boysenberry, and blueberry on the nose. Medium body, soft, but a big mouthfull. Long finish with more complex savory and earthy notes. Very easy to drink, got along well with a grilled Steak and Mushroom and Carmelized Onion Chipolte Cream Sauce.... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Melis Grenache Blend Priorat 2005

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    PnPed. Quite fruity (not California PN fruity) with red plum, strawberry flavors with some vanilla oak. Very little acid, and even though I am an acid bigot, this is not translated into a minus. A medium-bodied wine whose tannins appear to have settled nicely. A very enjoyable wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines 2012

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    Nice substantial red that makes an ideal accompaniment to steak or lamb. When the opportunity to buy this comes along, I always get a few bottles. It has been consistently good from year to year. Big bang for the buck. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist


  • Segura Viudas Brut NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by erickafilm


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