Manresa (Catalonia)

Manresa (Catalonia)

Max. Summer temp. : 35-40 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: -10 ºC
Average rainfall: 500-600 mm annually
Average sunshine: 57.80 %

Plà de Bagés DO

Bagés is a small but old winemaking area that has been enjoying a resurgence thanks to the work of pioneering bodegas who won regional DO status in 1995, then national status in 1998.

Small family-owned wineries and larger cooperatives are studying new production methods and new varieties. For the time being native grapes, especially Picapoll and Macabeo, predominate, but it seems likely that the French varieties so well adapted to the climate and terrain here will soon become the focus of attention.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Plà de Bagés
C. de la Culla, s/n
08240 Manresa
Tel.: +34 938 748 236

- Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

- Regulatory Council, Plà de Bagés PDO

Area under vine
480 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
200-500 m.
Soil types
Alluvial on the plain, marl and limestone in the Alt Bages.
Principal grapes (w)
Macabeo, Parellada, Picapoll, Chardonnay and Gerwürztraminer.
Principal grapes (r)
Garnacha, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Sumoll.
Maximum crop
9,000 kg/ha reds, 10.000 kg/ha whites
70 %
Production 2013
6,573 hl
Production 2014
6,954 hl
Production 2015
5,911 hl