DO Terra Alta

Perfect Conditions Result in Great Wines

The Designation of Origin DO Terra Alta is located in Catalonia’s most southern, inland area. The Terra Alta region has been closely linked to wine production for almost 1,000 years. By 1296 and 1319, writers were already praising the character of wines from Terra Alta. Today, grapevines and winemaking are still intimately linked to Terra Alta, where the small population of inhabitants has its own way of understanding life.

The landscapes of DO Terra Alta have all of the characteristics of an inland Mediterranean region, like small rivers, mountains made from conglomerate stone, and oak and pine forests. Above all, however, these landscapes feature agricultural lands covered with typical Mediterranean crops: almonds, grapes, and olives.

The climate is Mediterranean with continental influences: hot summers, cold winters, and little rain.

The majority of the vines are located at an altitude of over 400 meters, in natural terraces spread across an area of broken topography. The soils are from the Quaternary, calcareous and with low levels of organic material.