Montblanc (Catalonia)

Montblanc (Catalonia)

Max. Summer temp. : 28 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -4 ºC
Average rainfall: 200 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,500 hours annually

Conca de Barberá DO

Protected from the sea by the mountains, this denomination, long known for its white wines, is located in southern Catalonia, between the provinces of Tarragona and Lérida, in the basin carved out by the Francoli and Anguera rivers.

Producers in this DO are now beginning to diversify with new grapes to make both white and red wines. The future of these wines has great potential given the excellent qualities of the terrain and climate as well as the location of the vineyards and the investment being made in new equipment.

The vineyards are for the most part quite young, designed with modern cultivation for and meticulous care. Less promising varieties are increasingly being replaced by others of higher quality.

At present, a large proportion of the production from the vineyards in this denomination of origin, 5,094 hectares in total, is allotted to the production of base wine for Cava.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Conca de Barberá
C/ de la Volta, 2
43400 Montblanc
Tel.: +34 977 926 905

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Conca de Barberá PDO

Area under vine
3,500 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
250-900 m.
Soil types
Around creek basins. Calcareous, poor (low organic matter), shallow and higt % of clay. Mountain foothills. Neutral, stony (mainly shale) and deep.
Principal grapes (w)
Macabeo and Parellada.
Principal grapes (r)
Trepat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo).
Maximum crop
12,000 kg/ha
70 %
Production 2013
8,369.05 hl
Production 2014
6,025.20 hl
Production 2015
5,764.39 hl