Conca de Barbera
Heading south, a litlle over an hour from the city of Barcelona we find ourselves in the center of D.O. Conca de barbera, one out of twelve oficial winegrowing areas in Catalunya. This region is not very well known yet but this will probably change over the comin years. History of wine making in this region goes back for ages. The little medieval villages are silent witnesses of these times.
Most of the wines produced in this area are white and are the base for the production of Cava. Winegrowers often even sell their grapes to Cava producers in other regions. But the region holds a little secret. A red grape variety named Trepat. This blue grape is traditionally also used to make Cava, especially pink Cavas. But last years more and more producers, becoming aware of the potential, have started making red wines 100% Trepat. If you where ever looking for wines that are an expression of the region you should try these wines. Rocky soils with clay, a mediterranean climate with continental influence, lots of sun and litlle rain. Wines made from Trepat have lots of spices and herbs, especially bay leaves.
Visting Conca de barbera is like going back to the middle ages. We selected two different wineries and have found the perfect place to enjoy some local wine and specialties. Go to winetours for more information.