Penedes

Spain - Penedes

Penedès, to the south and inland of Barcelona, is the region of Spain best identified with Cava but is also the area that has pioneered the planting of non-Spanish varietals. The success had been in retaining an intrinsically Spanish feel to the wines – or rather a Catalan influence.

Penedès is one of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe. A high percentage of Spain’s organic producers are found here, historically it has been economically an under-invested region so the practice has been not to give the poor soils expensive chemicals.

Penedès is mostly a Mediterranean climate but has a wide variety of micro-climates, due to its proximity to the coast and a varied terrain ranging from sea level to over 800m in the Alt Penedès. The vineyards here rank among the highest in Europe and the native Parellada grape, used mainly for Cava, is the dominant variety.

 

Products from this region

  • Gaia de Loxarel Sauvignon Blanc

    Penedes

    The name Gaia stands for Mother Earth in Greek mythology, a reminder of the…

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  • Torres 10 Gran Reserva

    Penedes

    Founded by Mr Jaime Torres Vendrell in 1870, Torres has been producing excellent wines…

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  • Loxarel Reserva Brut Nature

    Penedes

    Masia Can Mayol is one of a number of producers who no longer apply…

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  • Loxarel Saniger Brut Reserva

    Penedes

    Saniger is specially blended for the UK market with a little dosage added (though…

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  • Loxarel Reserva Familar

    Penedes

    Superb, in both taste and presentation, sparking wine made from Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Chardonnay…

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  • Loxarel 999 Rosé

    Penedes

    999 Rosé is made from Pinot Noir and Xarel-lo Vermell (red Xarello) bottle aged…

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  • Cora de Loxarel Muscat/Xarel-lo

    Penedes

    A carefully crafted blend of floral Muscat and crisp Xarel-lo (a main grape varietal…

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  • Amaltea de Loxarel

    Penedes

    Garnatxa Blanca (Grenache Blanc) and Xarel-lo grapes are blended to give a full and…

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  • Petit Arnau de Loxarel

    Penedes

    Typically full style Spanish rosé using non native  grapes alongside the traditional, the blend…

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  • Ops de Loxarel Garnatxa

    Penedes

    Loxarel is happy to experiment with wine making and this 100% Garnacha wine is…

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  • Eos de Loxarel Syrah

    Penedes

    An organic 100% Syrah with malolactic fermentation in barrel then aging in oak. Eos…

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