Empordà

DO Empordà
Territory
The production area of the DO Empordà, includes a total of 55 municipalities distributed in two counties: 35 municipalities of the Alt Empordà and 20 municipalities of the Baix Empordà.

The Alt Empordà production area is located in the north-eastern end of Catalonia. Sheltered at the foot of the Rhodes and Alberes mountains, in an arch that goes from Cap de Creus to the so-called Garrotxa d’Empordà.

It is therefore bordered by the Pyrenees to the north, the Mediterranean to the east and the plain itself to the south.
The Baix Empordà production area is bounded on the north by the Montgrí massif, on the southwest by the Gavarres massif and on the east by the Mediterranean.
Soil and climate
Great heterogeneity of soils, which are mostly sandy in texture and poor in organic matter, suitable for quality production. They are generally acidic and are located at sea level up to a maximum of 260m.

It is necessary to distinguish the zones of the Empordà plain, where the soils of alluvial nature predominate. In mountainous areas and on mountain slopes, the soils are slate and granite, with landscapes of great beauty.

The most characteristic climatic feature that affects crops is the strong north wind called Tramuntana. This wind blows with gusts that often exceed 120 KM / H and has very beneficial effects for the good health of the vineyard.

For its part, winters are mild with few frosts and hot summers, tempered by sea breezes. The average annual temperature is between 14 and 16ºC. Rainfall is around 600 liters per year.

The climate is very favorable for the good vegetative development of the vineyard destined to the production of quality wines.
Varieties and viticulture
The current vineyard is mostly old, with vineyards over 30 years old. This circumstance has positive characteristics from the point of view of the quality of the final product.

As for the red varieties, Carignandominates, which forms the basis along with the Red Grenache.

The dominant white varieties are white and red Grenache and Macabeo. Mention should be made of a recently recovered variety, the White Carignan. To a much lesser extent the Moscatel, the traditional Xarel·lo and, newly established, the Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Gewurztraminer.

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    Finca Butarós

    36,00

    Wine: Finca Butarós

    Varieties: 60% Carignan and 40% Red Grenache.

    Alcohol: 14,5%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    Gran Vinari d’Or als Premis Vinari 2020.
    Gold medal Challenge Internation du Vin de Paris 2019.

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    Nívia

    10,50

    Wine: Nivia

    Varieties: 88% White Grenache and 12% Macabeo.

    Alcohol: 14%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    92 punts a la Guía Peñín 2020.
    96 points Decanter 2019.
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    Cercium 2017

    8,00

    Wine: Cercium

    Varietiets: 44% Red Grenache, 28% Syrah and 28% Merlot.

    Alcohol: 14%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    90 points Guía Peñín 2020
    Gold medal at Concours Moundial de Bruxelles 2018
    Sylver Medal in Premis Vinari 2018.
    91 points Decanter 2017.
    Gold medal at Concours Moundial de Bruxelles 2017

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    Garnatxa Solera

    21,00

    Wine: Garnatxa Solera

    Varieties: 100% Garnatxa Roja.

    Alcohol: 17,5%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    93 points Guía Peñín (2020)
    Gold Medal Grenaches du Monde (2018)
    93 points Parker (2015)
    Great Gold Medal in Berliner Wein Trophy (2015)
    Gran Vinari d’Or 2013 (Best wine of Catalonia 2013)

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    Rhodes 2018

    13,00

    Wine: Rhodes

    Varieties: 56% Carignan, 25% Red Grenache and 19% Syrah.

    Alcohol: 14,5%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    92 points Guía Peñín (2020)
    90 points Guía Peñín (2019)
    Sylver Medal in Concours Moundial de Bruxelles (2017)
    Sylver Medal in Premis Vinari (2016)
    Gold Medal in Concours Moundial de Bruxelles (2016)

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    Singulars White Carignan 2018

    18,00

    Wine: Singulars White Carignan

    Varieties: 100% White Carignan.

    Alcohol: 13,5%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    92 points Guía Peñín (2020)
    9,80 points best white wine in Guia de Vins de Catalunya (2020)

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    Singulars Garnatxa Roja 2018

    18,00

    Wine: Singulars Garnatxa Roja

    Varieties: 100% Garnatxa Roja.

    Alcohol: 14%

    Winery: Mas Llunes

    Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

    Recognitions:

    93 points Guía Peñín (2020)
    9,76 points Guia de Vins de Catalunya (2020)