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Costers del Segre

DO area in the province of Lérida in the Spanish region Catalonia, It is named after the river Segre, a tributary of the Ebro. The birth of the area struck in 1914, when Manuel Raventós began to create in the former desert-like arid zone through artificial irrigation systems and landfill vineyards and later the large winery or in Spain probably unique winery raimat (owned by the Cava House Codorníu ) founded. The classification was then 1988. The area consists of the four subzones Artesa, Les Garrigues and Vall de Riucorb and from the smallest delimited lying Raimat.

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

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