Sitting up in the northeast corner of Spain, Catalonia enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Most of the vineyards here lie to the south of Barcelona and encompass both the coastal plain and the hills to the west. The area has 10 denominated wine regions, which concentrate most of their production efforts on the Mediterranean red grape varieties of Garnacha and Carignan (aka Samsó or Cariñena) and white varieties Garnacha Blanca and Xarelᐧlo. However, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Trepat are planted throughout the region, too. There are also plantings of white varieties Parellada and Macabeo (Viura in Rioja), which primarily go into Spain’s premium sparkling wine, Cava. Wines from Catalonia are often high in alcohol, are full-bodied, and showcase a powerful minerality thanks to the chalky, granite, and slate soils on which the fruit is grown.
- A family owned finca or single vineyard of 22 hectares at the village of Moja, near Vilafranca del Penedes in the centre of the main zone of production for quality Cava. Cava is an anomaly within the world of wine appellations, ... Learn More