The “Terra Alta” is the southernmost wine-growing region in Catalonia, with a Mediterranean tradition and a millenary history. It is located in the southwest of Catalonia, between the Ebro river and the border with Aragonese lands The limestone mountain ranges of Puerto de Horta, the Sierra de Pàndols, and the Sierra de Cavalls stand out from their landscape. These formations explain a large part of the particularities of this territory and are the origin of the two landscapes that units with a viticultural vocation: La Plana and the Altiplano. The altitude above sea level of these farmlands is between 350 and 500 meters, so the name “Terra Alta” is only well given by the perspective obtained from the region from the depression of the Ebro River.
The Terra Alta obtained public recognition through the distinctive Denomination of Origin (DO) officially in May 1982, after ten years of provisional status.
The set of particularities and values associated with the DO “Terra Alta” results in an authentic wine-growing region, where the land, the vineyard, the wine, and its people become a great tourist attraction
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