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Pla de Bages

DO area (German level of Bages) in the corner of northeastern Spain southwest of Barcelona in the region Catalonia, The name Bages derives from the ancient Roman city of Bacassis, which is named after the god Bacchus was named. To the south is the DO area Penedès, A local peculiarity are the inside with earthenware tiles clad wine cellars or vats (Lagares), which served mainly for the rapid processing of the grapes in the 19th Century, and stone huts (Barracas), in which there were guardians before and during the harvest to To prevent flocks of birds, wild boars 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 town of Manresa in 26 municipalities in the valleys of the Riu Llobregat and its tributary Riu Cardener. There is a Mediterranean climate with balmy summer nights, hot autumns and relatively low rainfall. The most common white wines are Macabeo. Picapoll Blanco. Parellada. Sauvignon Blanc. Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay, the most common red wines Garnacha Tinta. Sumoll, Ull de Llebre ( Tempranillo ), Malbec ( Cot ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Syrah and Merlot,

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