Conca de Barberà

Geographical Situation

As a part of the big Ebro River depression, this area is located North of Tarragona and bordering the Lérida province.

Description

The area is a pit or depression (“conca” in Catalan), where the Francolí River flows. Its eroding action has shaped a great amphitheatre delimited by mountains, and the geographical and historical centre of the area is the ducal medieval city of Montblanc.

The basin’s natural environment is very homogeneous. Soils are mainly limy and of tertiary origin; they are medium to medium-high consistency soils. Climate is Mediterranean with a strong Continental influence; winters are cold and summers are not too hot. Rainfall is typically Mediterranean.

Vine growing is an ancient tradition in the area and it’s most important agricultural production. The main varieties grown in the area are Macabeo and Parellada white varieties and Trepat red variety.

Production of Conca wines includes white, rosé and red wines, as well as sparkling wines. Their alcohol content is moderate, they have a good acidity, they are light and their aroma is finely fruity.

Aging

Typical aging of Conca wines will last at least two years.

Vintage Rating

Very good: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 200, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Good: 1997, 2001.

Website:

www.doconcadebarbera.com