The Mediterranean Coast | Wine Region
Spain's Mediterranean Coast is a massive wine region which spans the eastern coast of the country, from its northern border with France to the border with Andalucía in the south. Within this vast expanse a wide variety of world-class wines are produced, from crisp, fragrant sparkling Cava wines and dry whites to dense and earthy wines made from Garnacha, Cariñena, Monastrell, and more.
In Cataluña (Catalonia), which occupies a triangle-shaped area south of the border with France in Spain’s northeast, elevation as well as proximity and exposure to the sea are crucial to understanding the style and type of wines that are made and why. The vineyards of this region may be fairly moderate and coastal, as in Alella, or remote and mountainous, as in Priorat (DOCa).
Other notable wine producing regions to be found along Spain's mediterranean coast include Costers del Segre (DO) and Montsant (DO), as well as established areas such as Penedés (DO) and Tarragona (DO).
Cava, arguably the most famous sparkling wine in the world after Champagne, makes its home near Barcelona.