Wine DO Costers del Segre

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Wine DO Costers del Segre

The wines from this DO have achieved huge recognition and growth in recent years, both nationwide and abroad. The DO is split into seven sub-areas in the Lleida region: Artesa de Segre, Urgell, Les Garrigues, Pallars Jussà, Raimat, Segrià, and les Valls del Riu Corb. Although in all of these areas the climate is continental, with sharp temperature changes, they each differ slightly in terms of soil and rainfall.

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The DO Costers del Segre currently has 669 registered wine growers cultivating a total surface area of 4,860ha, split into 2,843 plots. There are 33 production cellars, 24 of which sell their own brand. With regard to production in the sub-areas, their diversity also gives rise to a range of plants and specialisations. In broad terms the most common are the white wines which are light, fruity and fresh with good acidity and made from both traditional varieties (Xarel·lo, Parellada, Macabeu, Garnatxa Blanca, Moscatell de Gra Gros and Malvasia) and the more recent grapes (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer). The rosé wines are fruity and fresh and usually made with Trepat blended with Pinot Noir, Ull de Llebre or Cabernet Sauvignon. For the red wines the grape varieties are Garnatxa Negra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell, Trepat, Samsó, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Ull de Llebre. DO Costers del Segre red wines are warm and aromatic with notes of ripe fruit, and to taste are noted for their warmth and deep flavour. All whites and rosés that are aged must be done so for at least one year. Red wines are aged for a minimum period of two years, at least six months of which must be in an oak barrel.

 

Category: Wine and cava (champagne).
Characteristic of: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià, Urgell
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