DO area in the Spanish province of Tarragona in the region Catalonia
that is between the two DO areas Penedès
lies. He was best known for the high quality of the grapes used for the sparkling wine Cava
produced and delivered to Penedès for production. The particular suitability of the grapes from this area for the sparkling wine was made by the famous oenologist Miguel Torres
(* 1941) recognized. The vineyards cover around 6,000 hectares of vineyards on predominantly calcareous soil. These are located at about 500 meters above sea level in a crater-shaped valley, which here as Conca
referred to as.
Two thirds are with the white wine varieties Macabeo
(biggest part), Parellada
and something Chardonnay
planted. Dominate the red wine varieties Trepat
. Garnacha Tinta
, Ull de Llebre ( Tempranillo
) and Sumoll
, as well as smaller quantities Cabernet Sauvignon
in front. A specialty or special and sophisticated technology is the production of two wines per vintage. In the sunny locations, ripe grapes are harvested a month before the main harvest and within three weeks fruit-bearing white and red wines (red without malolactic fermentation
) prepares. These ready-to-drink Jovenes will be available in spring at the latest. The grapes from the main harvest are then used for higher quality, storable wines.