Catalunya (DO)

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Catalunya
Wine region
Vinos DO de Cataluña.svg
Official name DO Catalunya
Type Denominación de Origen
Year established 2001
Country Spain Spain
Part of Catalonia
Total area 48,337 ha
No. of vineyards 14,603 ha
Varietals produced Chardonnay, Garnatxa (Grenache), Macabeo (Macabeu), Moscatell (Muscat, Parellada, Xarel·lo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Pinot noir, Samsó (Cinsault), Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo)
No. of wineries 221
Wine produced 346,557 hl
Official designation(s) DO Catalunya

Catalunya is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) (Denominació d'Origen in Catalan) for wines which was formally recognised in 1999.[1] It was created with the specific purpose of providing commercial support to over 200 wineries (bodegas) that produced quality wine but which were not included in other specific DO’s in Catalonia.[2]

It does not have a specific geographical location but is formed by over 40 km² of individual vineyards which are dispersed all over Catalonia.

Sub-regions[edit]

For details regarding climate, soil type, grape varieties, wines produced etc., see the other DO’s in Catalonia:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *DO Regulations, published in DOGC no. 4365 dated 18-4-2005. In Catalan
  2. ^ http://www.do-catalunya.com/english/engmenu.html Official website
  3. ^ http://www.winesfromspain.com

External Links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°49′00″N 1°28′00″E / 41.8167°N 1.46667°E / 41.8167; 1.46667