DO Penedès. Diversity
Different territories, climates, zones… clearly distinguish the Penedès wine region. With a wide range of grape varieties, wine styles, cellars and oenological concepts, the DO Penedès presents a wide range of wines, simultaneously diverse, valued and recognized everywhere.
DO Penedès. Quality
One of the key differentiating factors of the quality of DO Penedès wines is the constant innovation of growers and winemakers. This national and international recognition of the personal and technological efforts of the wine sector has earned the respect of the consumer, a clear symbol of the quality of the DO Penedès brand.
DO Penedès. Wine Culture
The Penedès has a long winemaking history and tradition. Generation after generation, the wine world has marked this land giving it a distinctive spirit, yearning to be shared. Given its geographical position and communications network, the DO Penedès today is a leader in the wine tourism sector, with a wealth of activities, cellars, services, people and heritage welcoming you to discover the culture of wine.
The DO Penedès is widely recognized for the quality of its white wines, combining a range of wines made with traditional varieties Xarel·lo, Macabeu and Parellada. With Xarel·lo based wines as the standard-bearer, the DO Penedès’ wines are all aroma, taste and quality. A pleasure for the senses.
Most Penedès whites are drunk young, in the year after bottling, when their sensory properties are at their peak.
When pairing with food, these whites match fish and seafood prepared without sauces; oysters, eggs and cold dishes and fresh or lightly cured cheeses.
One of the traditional varieties of the Penedes. It can produce great white wines (oaked or unoaked) either alone, or together with the other two native Penedès varieties, Macabeo and Parellada. The fruity dry whites made from Xarel·lo are considered the most typical of the Penedès.
This variety is found mainly in the Central Penedès and is the grape which contributes a fruity aroma and lively acidity to Penedès blends.
This is the most delicate of the traditional white varieties of the Penedès. It produces white wines which are aromatic, dry, with a moderate alcohol content, fresh aroma and with a delicate, fruity acidity.
This variety produces both dry and sweet wines. It was already planted in the times of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans throughout the Mediterranean.
Fruit of years of experimentation and constant innovation, recovering indigenous varieties that had been lost and attention to new consumer tendencies, the DO Penedès offers an exquisite range of quality red wines. A luxury for the senses.
The red wines of the Penedès improve with the passage of time if kept in the appropriate conditions (protected from light, smells and vibrations and at a constant temperature not above 15°C). Depending on the vintage and the grape variety, they should evolve well for 4-5 years. At the table, a reserva, or simply just a good Penedès red is best matched to red meats and roasts. For more aromatic reds, white meats and blue cheeses make an ideal pairing.
The wines from this grape are of an intense colour, demonstrating a distinctive character and class compared to other red varieties. Its aromas become more complex with ageing, and exhibit notes of smoke, cedar and truffles. A variety which is cultivated in the Central and Upper Penedes.
This is found in the Central Penedes and is used for making varietal, aromatic and young wines. The wines it produces are full bodied and tannic , and also blending well with others.
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Wines made from this variety have good alcohol content, with moderate fruity acidity and good aromatic perspective. A traditional variety which is found in the Lower and Central Penedes.