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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Penedès View all

  • Jané Ventura

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

  • Parés Baltà

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

  • Giro Ribot

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

  • 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...

  • Segura Viudas

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

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Penedès on Snooth

  • Vallformosa Penedès Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2008

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    2003 : 75% , 25% : 13,00% : 0,1 /: /: , - , , - Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Raventos I Blanc Reserva Brut Cava 2009

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    Let's be honest, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for in the sparkling world. I purchased this bottle because it made an appearance in a local wine shop newsletter. I enjoyed drinking it @ midnight on NYE, and at a price of less than $20, I'll probably use it to celebrate sometime in the future. Read More

    Wine review by GoldFork


  • Albero Organic Cava 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by sanadler


  • Naveran Perles Roses 2009

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    really funky adn herbaceous with touches of strawberries and raspberries. interesting mouthfeel, quite unique for me. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Torres Sangre de Toro 2005

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    An OK supermarket wine. It tastes better the next day. Read More

    Wine review by okifurbi


  • Raventos I Blanc Rosado Hereu de Nit Raventos I Blanc Rosado D.o. Cava España Cl 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis


  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava NV

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    Sweet and slightly candied smelling with notes of lime, pineapple and watermelon on the nose. Hinting at sweetness on entry as well with flavors that mimic the nose. A rather fine mousse and creamy texture which makes this broadly appealing. The finish is a bit short, though it is nicely dry and shows a bit of yeasty character. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Torre del Gall Cava Brut Reserva NV

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    Mineral and earth driven on the nose with linden flower, honey and candied lime aromas. Fairly light on the palate in a fresh, crisp style that showcases earthy flavors with hints of yeast, mushroom, apple and lemon pith. A fairly dry style with decent length and a nice dry snap on the finish. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • 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


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