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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Varietals Produced in Penedès View all

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Penedès View all

  • 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...

  • Giro Ribot

    This beautiful area of Catalonia, halfway between the cities of Barcelona and Tarragona, is borde...

  • Don Miguel Torres

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

  • Cavas Hill

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

  • Jean León

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

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Penedès on Snooth

  • Segura Viudas Aria Extra Dry NV

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    Bright, clean and fresh on the nose with light dried yellow fruit notes balanced by the gentle yeast and nut aromas. Lovely balance in the mouth with refreshing acidity, a gentle sweetness that helps add a little flesh in the mouth and a really fine, gentle mousse. The flavors here tend towards light dried peach and apple fruits with subtle deta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Casteller Brut Cava NV

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    Intensely aromatic with huge notes of bitter apples, melon, sharp herbs and fresh, polleny flowers on the nose. With a slightly coarse mousse, and obvious sweetness in the mouth this is a bit clunky after the nose, though there is a nice balance between the powdered sugar coated fresh lemon fruit and a gentle underlying bitter, yeasty edge, all ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Naveran Brut Vintage 2009

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    Gentle on the nose with a fresh floral top note over almost meaty citrus notes that flash hints of sweet peach, apricot and caramel. Very nicely balanced if a touch sweet on entry, this delivers tons of sweet peachy fruit with some candied citrus framing notes and solid depth of flavor. Air brings out complex notes of yeast, hazelnuts and candie... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad NV

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    Rather refined on the nose with quince, honey and floral aromas over a chalky, earthy base. This shows excellent integration in the mouth with a fine mousse, fresh fruity flavors of melon and citrus accented with gently toasty suggestions of yeast and pollen. Complex, fresh and with good depth of flavor, this drifts off with a long, bright finis... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut NV

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    Wine review by Clare Goggin Sivits


  • Segura Viudas Aria Extra Dry NV

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    Crisp apple citrus notes. Light acidity. Easy drinking and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Familia Oliveda Cava Brut Nature Reserva NV

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    Pale silver color with elegant consistent bubbles.Fruity palate, unctuos and mineral. Great wine, once you drink you can find all of Cava's characteristics! Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn


  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava NV

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    Fantastic...added to the enjoyment/celebration of my daughter's, Lauren, first visit home in 13 month's. Along with my 16 month old granddaughter. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Can Feixes Penedès Blanc Selecció 2010

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    Easy to drink. Rich dry flavor. Read More

    Wine review by DPollaci


  • Pinord Tempranillo Penedès Clos de Torribas Crianza 2008

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    Wine review by alanb1108


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