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Pla de Bages

DO area (Bages plain) in the corner of northeastern Spain southwest of Barcelona in the region Catalonia, The name Bages is derived from the ancient Roman city of Bacassis, after the god Bacchus was named. The DO area is in the south Penedès, A local peculiarity are the wine cellars or vats (Lagares), which are clad on the inside with earthenware tiles, which served especially in the 19th century for the rapid further processing of the harvested grapes, as well as stone huts (Barracas), in which guards stayed before and during the harvest To prevent flocks of birds, wild boar and thieves.

The vineyards cover 550 hectares on clay, sand and calcareous alluvial soils at 200 to 500 meters above sea level. They are located around the city of Manresa in 26 municipalities in the valleys of the Riu Llobregat and its tributary Riu Cardener. There is a Mediterranean climate with mild summer nights, hot autumns and relatively low rainfall. The most common types of white wine are Macabeo. Picapoll Blanco. Parellada. Sauvignon Blanc. Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay, the most common types of red wine Garnacha Tinta. Sumoll, Ull de Llebre ( Tempranillo ), Malbec ( Cot ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Syrah and Merlot,

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