Is a designation of origin for wines produced in the wine regions of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia that meet the requirements of its regulatory council.


It was created in 2001 in order to help the production of small Catalan denominations, opening the possibility of bottling wine in a denomination of origin with grapes from another denomination or making mixtures with grapes of different denominations of origin or to make coupages with grapes of different denominations. For this reason, Catalonia is considered an innovative Denomination of Origin.


The completely Mediterranean climate in the part that borders the beach, coexists with a more continental microclimate in the inner band. The Cordillera Litoral brakes the winds and condenses the humidity of the sea.


It is a Denomination of Origin that gathers a good part of the vine growing areas of Catalonia. It has a total of 330 municipalities that overlap the other ten Denominations of origin, plus the DO Cava, although the number of registered hectares is lower.

Registered vine growing area 51.307(ha)
Vine growers 9.561
Bottling wineries 118
Bottle production 55.000.000
Varieties of white grapes Albarinyo, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Garnatxa blanca, Gewürztraminer, Macabeu o viura, Malvasia or subirat parent, Malvasia de Sitges or malvasia grossa, Moscatell d'Alexandria, Moscatell de gra petit, Parellada (montonenc, montonega), Pedro Ximénez, Picapoll, Picapoll blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Sumoll blanc,Vinyater, Viognier and Xarel·lo (cartoixà, pansal, pansa blanca, pansa rosada).
Varieties of red grapes Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Garnatxa peluda, Garnatxa roja (Garnatxa gris), Garnatxa negra or lladoner, Garnatxa tintorera, Merlot, Monastrell o garrut, Petit Verdot, Picapoll negre, Pinot noir, Samsó (crusilló, carignane, carenyena or mazuela), Sumoll negre, Syrah, Trepat and Ull de llebre.


It develops intense red wines, full of strong and intense aroma, and very balanced. Its white wines are generally light and very fruity. The beautiful pink color and smells of spring. The fortified wines and sparkling wines, to a lesser degree, just to complete the offer of Catalonia.


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