For those who may not know it, DO Pla de Bages is Catalunya’s second-smallest denomination of origin (the first being DO Alella). How small does that make it? Well, it has 15 registered cellars, four “registered projects” (more on that later), and about 500ha in total vineyard area. Geographically, it takes up a big chunk within the Barcelona Province around the inland city of Manresa, covering 22 municipalities, but looks are somewhat deceiving. I got to know Pla de Bages a great deal better recently through analyzing a broad selection […]

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