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Tarragona

DO area on the northeastern Spanish coast, which is a major part of the province of the same name in Catalonia includes. It is an ancient winegrowing area, because already in the antiquity Here were typical of Catalonia mistelas and Rancios produced and exported to many countries and established the prosperity of the area. The port of Tarragona was already an important trading center in Roman times. Also used in many churches worldwide measuring wines Tarragona is still very common today. A traditional producer is the winery De Muller, which supplies the Vatican. And for the Jewish community in Barcelona presents the Cooperative 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 spread over 72 municipalities. The two former sub-areas Montsant (formerly falset) and Priorato became independent by splitting off.

The most important white wines are Chardonnay. Garnacha Blanca. Macabeo. Moscatel de Alejandría, Moscatel de Frontignan ( Muscat Blanc ) Parellada. Sauvignon Blanc and Xarello, The most important red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon. Garnacha Tinta. Merlot. Monastrell. Pinot Noir, Samsó ( mazuelo ) Syrah and Ull de Llebre ( Tempranillo ). Two-thirds produce white wines. A typical red wine is the sweet Tarragona Clássico, the unmixed from Garnacha Tinta is pressed. There are also grapes for the Spanish sparkling wine Cava grown in the cellars 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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