Catalunya is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) (Denominació d'Origen in Catalan) for wines which was formally recognised in 1999. It was created with the specific purpose of providing commercial support to over 200 wineries (bodegas) that produced quality wine but which were not included in other specific DO's in Catalonia.
|Official name||D.O. Catalunya|
|Type||Denominación de Origen|
|Total area||48,337 ha|
|No. of vineyards||14,603 ha|
|Varietals produced||Chardonnay, Garnatxa (Grenache), Macabeo (Macabeu), Moscatell (Muscat, Parellada, Xarel·lo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Pinot noir, Samsó (Cinsault), Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo)|
|No. of wineries||221|
|Wine produced||346,557 hl|
|Official designation(s)||DO Catalunya|
It does not have a specific geographical location but is formed by over 40 km² of individual vineyards which are dispersed all over Catalonia.
For details regarding climate, soil type, grape varieties, wines produced etc., see the other DO's in Catalonia: