Lleida (Catalonia)

Lleida (Catalonia)

Max. Summer temp. : 35 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -5 ºC
Average rainfall: 380-450 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

Costers del Segre DO

Costers del Segre - which means 'the banks of the River Segre', a tributary of the Ebro - was created less than twenty years ago. However, it has seen many changes since then, with both cooperative and private bodegas incorporating new subzones and experimental grapes from abroad alongside traditional native varieties.

Today that has produced a series of wines with great personal character, some of them considered among the most unusual in Spain, their styles based on intelligent blending of local grapes with recently planted French varieties. At the same time, thanks to the climate and soil conditions, there is also plenty of potential for future development.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Costers del Segre
Complex de la Caparrella, 97
25192 Lleida
Tel.: +34 973 264 583

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Costers del Segre PDO

Area under vine
4,212 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
250-700 m.
Soil types
Light sandy topsoil over limestone.
Principal grapes (w)
Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel.lo, Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Albariño.
Principal grapes (r)
Garnacha Tinta, Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell, Trepat, Samsó, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
Maximum crop
16,000 kg/ha
75 %
Production 2013
40,916 hl
Production 2014
41,394 hl
Production 2015
32,105 hl