D.O. TARRAGONA

Established in 1945, the appellation of origin Tarragona is the oldest in Catalonia. Although vineyards might already exist before Romans arrival, it was then and after the foundation of Tarraco when vineyard began to be cultivated in the whole area. Two centuries later, the wines of Tarraco were known and very appreciated because of its quality in the whole Roman Empire.

The D.O. Tarragona wine-producing area is the second with the largest surface of vineyard in Catalonia. It comprises 72 municipalities and it is divided in turn in two natural regions: the Camp de Tarragona and the Ribera d’Ebre, with differentiated geography.

The Camp de Tarragona is characterised by low mountains, slightly undulated lands and small rivers born in the coast range. Its climate is temperate, Mediterranean, without extreme temperature changes and with an annual average of 15ºC. Rainfalls are irregular and land receives about 2.600 hours of sunlight. Their lands are calcareous and stony, where varieties such as Xarel·lo, Garnacha, Moscatel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Syrah among others are mainly cultivated.

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