Penedes Wines: a thousand tastes and aromas
From the inland hills to the Mediterranean, from the Llobregat river to the Gaià.
Land and sunshine, vineyards and wine… in harmonious balance to nourish the quality of the Penedes wines.
The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean sea make the Penedes a privileged territory for winemaking.
The Penedes wines region is wide and open, covering a long strip of land between the sea and the mountains, half-way between Barcelona and Tarragona.
The D.O. is made up of three distinct zones: The Penedes Superior (near the inland mountain range), The Penedes Marítim (between the sea and the coastal hills) and the plain between these areas, known as The Penedes Central.
The Penedes enjoys a wide variety of micro-climates, marked by the different altitudes and the proximity of the sea.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm.
The Penedes Marítim (Baix Penedes and Garraf counties) is milder due to the proximity of the sea. The Penedes Superior (Alt Penedes, Alt Camp, Anoia and Baix Llobregat counties) has higher rainfall and larger contrasts between maximum and minimum temperatures. The Penedes Central (made up mostly of the Alt Penedes county) is a mixture of the two microclimates.
The diversity of the Penedes wines is based on the singularity of the region. A thousand tastes, aromas, bodies and structures… are the result of these differences in climate, territory and the variety of the soils that make up the region, marked by the green of the hills and valleys or the blue of the Mediterranean.
Penedes wines: grape varieties & styles
The D.O. Penedes wines is widely recognized for the quality of its white wines, combining a range of wines made with traditional varieties (Xarel·lo, Macabeu and Parellada) with others made from varieties successfully introduced to the region over the years (Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc).
With Xarel·lo based wines as the standard-bearer, Penedes wines are all aroma, taste and quality.
The red wines of the Penedès (traditional varieties: Garnatxa, Monastrell, Samsó, Ull de Llebre; international varieties: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon) improve with the passage of time if kept in the appropriate conditions. Depending on the vintage and the grape variety, they should evolve well for 4-5 years.
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