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Barcelona Wine Region

Looking at the Top Vineyards near Barcelona

Barcelona – everyone knows this as the second most populous city in Spain!

Well, this is also the capital city of the Catalonia, an important wine region of the country.

It is to be noted that Barcelona is not a wine region by itself, although a part of the Penedès wine region is lying in Barcelona.

Yes, this is the reason why I gave the title as vineyards near Barcelona and not vineyards in Barcelona.

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Although not a wine region by itself it is still considered to be the center of the Catalonia’s wine industry. Barcelona is providing the following vital things for the Catalonia wine industry:

  • Consumer market
  • Port for export
  • Source of financial resources
  • Investment

Taking Vineyard Tours from Barcelona

Generally, when we think of taking a vineyard tour from the metropolitan cities on the planet, it would need a minimum of 2-hour drive.

But, this is not the case from Barcelona.

This city is offering you the opportunity for visiting the Catalunya wine country in a short time.

Some of the world’s top-rated vineyards of the world can be accessed more quickly from this Spanish city.

Now, let’s see the top vineyards near Barcelona without any further delay here…

Alta Alella Vineyard

This vineyard is very much famous in the world of wines for its range of cava wines, sweet wines, and also still wines.

This vineyard has more than 27 wine varieties to select from, which mean each and every wine lover has a wine(s) here.

This is the closest vineyard from Barcelona and is located at just two-kilometer distance from the Mediterranean Sea between the Alella and Tiana towns.

This vineyard is more popular for its organic farming and we could find the Alta Alella’s organic wines in the menus of the world’s best restaurants.

The wines from this winery belong to two different appellations: D.O. Alella and D.O. Cava.

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Bouquet d’Alella Vineyard

This is a family-owned vineyard, which is currently has four major varieties in addition to a few limited versions and a sweet wine variety.

This vineyard is known to be the youngest winery in the D.O. Alella and was started in the year 2010.

Located at just 15-kilometer distance from Barcelona, this wine is famous producing high-quality organic wines. Following are the wines produced by this winery from the locally grown grape varieties:

  • Bouquet d’A Blanc 2015 made from Pansa Blanca and White Grenache
  • Bouquet d’A Blanc+ 2014 made from Pansa Blanca and White Grenache
  • Bouquet d’A Syrah 2013 made from Syrah
  • Bouquet d’A Garnatxa negra 2015 made from Garnacha tinta
  • Bouquet d’A Pur Dolç 2012 made from White Grenache
  • Bouquet d’A Plaer escumós 2013 made from Pansa Blanca and Chardonnay

Castillo Perelada Vineyard

The wine is being produced in this vineyard right from the middle ages.

It would just take a 90-minute drive from downtown Barcelona to reach this wonderful vineyard, which is producing the wine grapes with a broad range of nuances.

The major wines that are produced by this vineyard are coming under D.O. Empordà’ and ‘D.O. Cava. At present, this vineyard is in the third generation of winemaking and has gained the worldwide popularity for its wines.

The major types of wines that are being produced by this vineyard are as follows:

  • Jardins
  • Cigonyes
  • Varietal wines
  • Cavas

The major grape varieties that are used in the Castillo Perelada wines are:

  • Macabeu
  • Garnatxa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Garnatxa Blanca
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Xarel-lo
  • Paellada
  • Pinot Noir
  • Trepat

Author

Tharani Rajamanickam

Tharani Rajamanickam

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I am Tharani, I have Bachelors degree in Biotechnology. I am passionate about the wine industry and continue to explore, learn and share and I bring in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you keep updated with best wines in the world. Stay tuned..

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