Vines in Catalonia
One theory suggests that the peak Lacetani Catalonia , an Iberian tribe that lived in the area, and whose name could have evolved by metathesis Katelans then in Catalan
Finally, it is not excluded that Catalaunes ( Catalauni in Latin) that the Celtic Gauls cato - vell - Aunos name means the best combat , originally the name of the city Chalons -en- Champagne ( Catalaunum in Latin) , can be linked.
Catalonia is defined as a nation. It is located northeast of the Iberian Peninsula and its capital Barcelona.
Catalans call Empordà - Costa Brava , surrounded by the Pyrenees to the north and west , the Valencian Community to the south, Aragon to the west, north France , Andorra northwest , and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. His co-official languages are Catalan , Spanish or Castilian and Occitan ( Aranese dialect in the Aran Valley ) .
Catalonia is home primarily a mid- mid- continental Mediterranean climate peaks of the Pyrenees are characteristics of a mountain climate , even an alpine climate on the highest peaks .
Today, the region produces excellent wines modern , light and fresh, very appreciate holiday makers, its sole is covered in limestone advantage of a thin layer of soil fertil or vineyards may extend to the sea
But this is the best vineyards in inland on hills and sheltered valleys , or have little find Chardonnay, Brut rosé , rosé of Grenache , wines assemblies Grenache and Carignan roses
Red wines assemblies Grenache , Carignan and Tempranillo , dry and crisp , the rarest roses Cabernet Sauvignon fonts
The white wines are made for the most part white Grenache and Maccabeu and sometimes Chardonnay .
The Alella vineyard surrounds
the city of the same name in the north of Barcelona have produces red and white wines made primarily with xarel ( white grenache ), but may have to find wines from Tempranillo and Grenache for red
The Penedès .
South of Barcelona along the Mediterraneans , the White wines are varied from assemblies Parellada , Maccabeu , Xarel -lo , Chardonnay , Sauvignon Blanc , Riesling, but the region also produced from the Moscatel Muscat of Alexandria and Muscat à petits grains
Or most popular white grape varieties are Maccabeu , Xarel -lo , Parellada and White Grenache for reds is the Tempranillo and Grenache Carignan , new varieties are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot