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...

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Jean León

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

  • Can Feixes

    On the slopes of the mountains that separate the comarcas of Penedès and Anoia, in the extreme no...

  • Segura Viudas

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

  • Bodegas Pinord

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

  • Cavas Hill

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

  • Parés Baltà

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

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  • 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


  • Castellroig Xarel·lo 2011

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    This is a very nice white wine. Not sweet, but fruity. My personal favorite Read More

    Wine review by omannwine


  • Segura Viudas Brut NV

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    Dry / Crispy by Freixenet in Spain very clean refreshing,--as one who searches high and low for inexpensive, good tasting Bruts I enjoy this one regularly. Buying a few bottles a week won't break the bank, and I enjoy Brut champagnes as a less filling, lighter alternative to beer, as well as a less-regretful morning after effect to red wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Finca Viladellops Negre 2006

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    Wine review by protz


  • Temps de Flors 2012

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    Wine review by Suylin82


  • 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


  • If you are seriously interested, I will send a presentation and brochure. To do ... Duero, Rioja Alta, Priorat, Penedes.If you send the email I will send the info today.Thanks for the interest Read More

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