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Tarragona

DO area on the northeastern Spanish coast, which covers a large part of the province of the same name in Catalonia includes. It is an ancient wine region, because already in the antiquity became the typical ones for Catalonia mistelas and Rancios produced and exported to many countries and established the area's prosperity. The port of Tarragona was an important transshipment point for this in Roman times. Even those used in many churches worldwide measuring wines still come from Tarragona. A traditional producer is the De Muller winery, which supplies the Vatican. And the cooperative provides for the Jewish community in Barcelona Celler de Capçaneskosher wines ago. The vineyards cover 7,300 hectares of vineyards in the two very different sub-areas El Camp and Ribera d'Ebre, which extend over 72 municipalities. The two former sub-areas Montsant (formerly falset) and Priorato became independent by secession.

The main types of white wine are Chardonnay. Garnacha Blanca. Macabeo. Moscatel de Alejandria, Moscatel de Frontignan ( Muscat Blanc ) Parellada. Sauvignon Blanc and Xarello, The main red wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon. Garnacha Tinta. Merlot. Monastrell. Pinot Noir, Samsó ( mazuelo ) Syrah and Ull de Llebre ( Tempranillo ). White wines are produced by two thirds. A typical red wine is the sweet Tarragona Clássico, the unmixed is made from Garnacha Tinta. There are also grapes for the Spanish sparkling wine Cava grown in the basements of the neighboring DO area Penedès are processed. Well-known producers are José Lopez Beltrán, Beyme, Bodegas Josep M. Bach, Barbara Forés, Capafons-Ossó. Celler de Capçanes, De Muller, Gandesa, Pedro Masana, Pedro Rovira, Vidal i Vidal, Vinya Janine and Viños Piñol.

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