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What are Catalunya Wines?

Article by Jhoana Cooper

Wine, be it red or white, is appreciated by many people around the world. The sparkling liquor can brighten up any occasion. The wineries of the Catalunya province of Spain is produce about 38 million liter of the liquor annually. About 200 vineyards are dedicated to produce Catalunya wines in Catalunya. Try out a Catalunya wine to taste the best.

Catalunya, which is right between the Pyrenees and Mediterranean Sea has long been known for its wines. The wind and particularly the soil of the region are great for the cultivation of grapes. The art of wine making here is as old as the history and culture of the place. You can find many folk lore and myths revolving around wines and wine making. The Cava style of wine prepared here is world renowned. The 2000 year old traditional Catalunya wines or the newer ones, excellence is the keyword for any Catalunya wine.

The manufacturers here have gained the technical know-how to export the wine to the rest of the world. All the companies are building their companies with a futuristic approach and including innovative marketing strategies. The manufacturers here are leading in the wine producers of the country. They are also adopting Australian techniques in order to increase the commercial value of the Catalunya wine.

Catalunya consists of eight places which cultivates the famous wine. These are Alella, Priorato, Costers del Segre, Penedes, Tarragona, Ampurdan-Costa Brava, Terra Alta and Conca de Barbera. Allela grows various varieties of grapes such as Pansa Blanca, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. The silica present in the soil in this region along with the misty climate is favorable for the growth of grapes. Alella produces refreshing white wines.

Pendes is the maximum producer of Cava in the country; also known for its fine red wines. Priorato is an area with salty soil which is the prime source of the rich, dark-colored, high in alcohol content wine found here. The credit of the great aroma and taste also goes to the Garnacha grapes of this region. Costers del Segre is a very prestigious Catalunya wine producing area; a large variety foreign grapes are cultivated here. Tarragona has immense potential to become a top wine producer; both red and white varieties of Catalunya wines are found here as well as in Terra Alta. Conca de Barbera produces one of the finest varieties of wines.

The Catalunya wines speak volumes about high quality. It has 25 types of grapes for the purpose of wine making. Some of the popular red wines of this region are Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon, Peluda, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Franc, Garnacha, Monastrell and many more. The famous white wine varieties are Chardonnay, Granacha Blanca, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Muskat, Macabeo, Parellada and many others. Catalunya wines are a source of competition to all the wine producers of the country. The rich aroma and flavor in a bottle of Catalunya wine will produce an affect in your tongue that is hard to forget. It’s a must to taste the Catalunya wine, at least once.