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The vineyards

Varieties and Viniculture

The majority of the Designation of Origin vines are old — more than thirty years old. This is good for the quality of the final product as it is well-known that older vines produce higher quality wines. In addition to this, in recent years important renewals and improvements have been implemented to adapt to modern winemaking techniques and to introduce some changes in grape varieties.

DO Empordà

With regards the red varieties, Carignan or Samsó is prevalent, forming the basis of Empordà viniculture, together with Garnacha Tinta (known in Empordà as Lledoner). These traditional varieties are complemented by new ones that are being introduced: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah .

The most popular white varieties are Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Tinta and Macabeo. Muscat, the traditional Xarel-lo and recently planted Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer grapes are also grown, but to a much lesser extent.

Varieties recommended and approved

White Varieties Red Varieties

Recommended

  • Garnatxa blanca o lledoner blanc
  • Macabeu or viura
  • Moscatell of d'Alexandria

Recommended

  • Samsó
  • Garnatxa tinta

Authorised

  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Malvoisie
  • Muscat à Petits Grains
  • Picpoul Blanc
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Xarel·lo

Authorised

  • Cabernet sauvignon
  • Cabernet franc
  • Merlot
  • Monastrell
  • Tempranillo
  • Syrah
  • Garnacha Peluda
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