Penedès Wine

 

Penedès is considered the most important wine region in Catalunyia (Catalonia), and is located near Barcelona. The area is known for producing sparkling Cava, which began production in the 1870’s, and is produced in styles ranging from value driven sparklers to vintage releases made in the Methode Champenoise. While these wines get most of the spotlight, the area also produces significant still whites and reds. 
 
It is divided into three regions: 
 
*Baix (Bajo) Penedes, the warmest region, with production of red wines made from Garnacha, Monastrell and Cariñena. 
*Medio Penedes, which has the highest amount of production for being the main source of the Cava grapes Macabeo, Paralleda and Xarell-lo as well as reds made from Ull de Liebre (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  
*Alt Penedes has the highest elevation and grows Paralleda for Cava, as well as excellent whites made from Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer Read more »

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  • Parellada

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Penedès View all

  • Parés Baltà

    We produce wines and cavas of high quality and the grapes come from our own vineyards - five esta...

  • Bodegas Pinord

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

  • Gramona El Cava de Artesania

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

  • Don Miguel Torres

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

  • Jean León

    Jean Leon felt it necessary to find the best land and climate together with the best vines. He tr...

  • Cavas Hill

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

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  • Katalonien Spanien Sumarroca Rot Tempranillo 2007

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    Wine review by Tom Hartmann


  • Segura Viudas Brut Cava NV

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    Excellent Cava. Balanced minerality and dense and crisp flavors. Green apple and green leaf, with more herbal and floral notes at a price point that is ridiculously low. Pairs beautifully with Oysters on the half shell. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Segura Viudas Brut NV

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • 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


  • Sumarroca Penedès 2009

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    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


  • Jaume Serra Chardonnay Penedès 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad NV

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    Wine review by mark


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