Pla de Bages

Designation of Origin Regulatory Council PLA DE BAGES
Casa de la Culla – C. de la Culla, s/n – 08243 MANRESA
Tel. 93 874 82 36 – Fax 93 874 80 94
www.dopladebages.com
info@dopladebages.com

 

Right in the middle of Catalonia, at the eastern end of the Central depression, is an island wine, known as Pla de Bages.

The mountainous Mediterranean microclimate, a little rain and a very sharp difference of temperatures are suitable for the cultivation of the vine. The wavy and poor soils form the personality of its wines. The rigorous climate yields few grapes, but full of excellent quality.

The barracks of vine and the dry stone constructions form the landscape of this territory and are a sample of the wine tradition of the Pla de Bages

The elaboration of red wines is very important. Ull de llebre, merlot, sumoll and cabernet sauvignon are the most used varieties and in lesser extent, the Grenache Noir, pinot noir and syrah varieties. They are fruity with a good aroma.

The piquepoul is the most emblematic autochthonous variety and yields light and exquisite white wines. You can also find white of macabeo, parellada and chardonnay.

The rosés are modern, made with merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

  • Registered vine growing area (ha): 450
  • Vine growers: 90
  • Bottling wineries: 12
  • Bottle production: 918,830
  • Varieties of white grapes: Chardonnay, Gerwürztraminer, Macabeu, Parellada, Picapoll blanc and Sauvignon blanc
  • Varieties of red grapes: Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa negre, Merlot, Sumoll negre, Syrah and Ull de llebre

 

Source: Government of Catalonia, INCAVI
http://www.gencat.cat/agricultura/incavi/catalegsdo/CatalegAngles.pdf