DO Conca de Barberà

by  |  09-05-2016

The appellation of DO Conca de Barberà is another one of the Catalan regions that doesn’t often see a lot of attention. Being in the interior, about an hour and a half due west of Barcelona, it is often overlooked for both the coastal regions as well as those more “fashionable”. The name “Conca de Barberà” literally translates to the “basin of Barberà” in English and anyone who visits will readily see that the region sits in an area between several sets of mountains with the Francolí and Anguera rivers bordering it. While buffeted by these mountains, the region lends itself to being more Mediterranean than Continental due to wind currents that come in from the sea. Despite being relatively unknown to wine drinkers outside of Catalonia, wine has been definitively produced since the 12th century with the establishment of religious orders such as the Monastery of Poblet which in […]
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