DO Catalunya

by  |  01-08-2016

This is one of the more curious denominations of origin in Spain as DO Catalunya not only cover most of the territory of Catalunya but it also sits on top of all the other DOs in Catalunya with the exception of DOQ Priorat (more on this below.) Established in 1999, this DO was created for two purposes. The first was to allow wineries sitting outside of any of the other 10 Catalan DOs (DO Cava is a Spanish DO) to be able to produce wine under a regulatory body. The second was to allow cross-blending from different regions which largely benefits the extremely large producers that are found in DO Penedès who can buy cheaper fruit from other regions such as DO Terra Alta. Naturally, this region should be classified as an IGT or Indication of Geographic Typicity that would be at the level of a Vin de Pays in […]
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