DO Costers del Segre

by  |  18-04-2016

DO Costers del Segre doesn’t see a lot of love in the press generally. It’s Catalonia’s most interior DO and is the only DO in the Lleida Province. Due to its geographic location, it’s often easy to overlook as all the other DOs are considerably closer to if not on the coastal regions. Founded in 1986, it’s a curious region as it isn’t contiguous and there are in fact six subzones: Artesa, Les Garrigues, Pallars Jussà, Raïmat, Segrià, and Valls del Riucorb. This diversity of zones has led to a great wealth of permitted grapes which for whites are: Macabeu, Xarel·lo, Parellada, Chardonnay, White Grenache, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscatell d’Alexandria, Moscatell de Petite Grain, Malvasia, Gewürztraminer, and Albariño. For reds they’re more strict and allow: Grenache, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Trepat, Carignan, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. While quite delicious and lighter-bodied wines have been emerging from the lower-elevation regions, […]
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