Tarragona (Catalonia)

Tarragona (Catalonia)

Max. Summer temp. : 35 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 5 ºC
Average rainfall: 465 mm annually (Campo); 650 mm (elsewhere) annually
Average sunshine: 2,600 hours annually

Tarragona DO

Tarragona is one of the largest of Catalonia's wine DOs with the right soils and climate to produce anything from young red, rosé and white wines to others approaching good port in their style and maturity. This was its best-known wine in other centuries.

Currently the production area extends through 73 municipalities located mainly in the regions of Camp de Tarragona and part of the Ribera d´Ebre.

Today its full-bodied aromatic whites, which make up nearly three-quarters of production, and younger red wines are finding their way on to the market.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Tarragona
Av. Catalunya, 50
43002 Tarragona
Tel.: +34 977 217 931

- Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

- Regulatory Council, Tarragona PDO

Area under vine
4,560 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
40-450 m.
Soil types
From alluvial to loam/limestone/granite, heading inland.
Principal grapes (w)
Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel-lo, Chardonnay and Moscatel.
Principal grapes (r)
Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Cariñena, Garnatxa Negra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Maximum crop
Campo: white 10,000 kg/ha, red 8,500 kg/ha; Elsewhere: 7,500 kg/ha
70-75 %
Production 2013
22,600 hl
Production 2014
17,563 hl
Production 2015
18,375 hl