DO Tarragona

by  |  23-05-2016

Admittedly, DO Tarragona is not one of Catalonia’s more well-known DOs. Part of this is that few of the wines produced in the region garner a good deal of fame despite the fact that historically, all the way back to the Romans, it was a well-regarded region for wine production as stated by Pliny the Elder. The region is also placed oddly on maps sometime with just its coastal portion being shown and ignoring the interior portion that follows the Ebre River. The region used to be considerably more contiguous but this section in the middle was carved out in 2002 to form that majority of what is now DO Montsant. This was was maybe for the best as both portions of DO Tarragona are at much more low-lying in elevation whereas the portion that is now Montsant is at a higher elevation. Regardless, it does have a great deal […]
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