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Costers del Segre

DO area in the province of Lérida in the Spanish region Catalonia, It is named after the Segre River, a tributary of the Ebro. The area was born in 1914, when Manuel Raventós began to create vineyards in the formerly desert-like dry zone by means of artificial irrigation systems and earth filling, and later the large winery or the winery, which is probably unique in Spain raimat (owned by the Cava House Codorníu ) founded. The classification was then made in 1988. The area consists of the four subzones Artesa, Les Garrigues and Vall de Riucorb as well as the smallest delimited Raimat.

The continental climate is characterized by cold winters and hot summers. There are extreme temperature fluctuations, high levels of sunshine and low rainfall. The vineyards cover around 4,200 hectares of vines on brown limestone soils interspersed with granite. The main red wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa Negra ( Garnacha Tinta ) Merlot. Monastrell. Pinot Noir, Samsó ( mazuelo ) Syrah. Trepat and Ull de Llebre ( Tempranillo ). The main types of white wine are Albariño ( Alvarinho ) Chardonnay, Garnatxa Blanca ( Garnacha Blanca ) Macabeo. Müller-Thurgau. Parellada. Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc and Xarello,

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