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Terra Alta

The named after its high location DO area (Spanish Highlands) is located in the northeast Spain in the southeast of the region Catalonia in the province of Tarragona and borders the DO area to the west Tarragona at. Viticulture was already practiced here in the early Middle Ages, which is evidenced by documents with wine law matters from the years 1296 and 1319. The Mediterranean-continental climate is characterized by long and hot summers with sufficient rainfall and abundant sunshine, as well as very cold winters for the higher areas, especially in the east. The vineyards are exposed to a north wind and the called "Garbi" warm, humid south wind.

The vineyards cover 9,200 hectares at 350 to 500 meters above sea level. They are with the white wine varieties Garnacha Blanca, Macabeu ( Macabeo ), Moscatel Romano ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ) Parellada. Sauvignon Blanc. Chenin Blanc. Pedro Ximénez and Chardonnay, as well as the red wines Garnacha Tinta. Garnacha Peluda, Samsó ( Cinsault ), Cariñena ( mazuelo ) Tempranillo. Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Syrah. Petit Verdot. Marselan and Caladoc planted. There will also be wines for the Cava, as well as the traditional ones Generosos produced as Mistela and Rancio get extended.

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