Terra Alta is a county defined by its Mediterranean agriculture. Covering some twelve towns with a combined population of around 12,000 people, the plains, plateaus and valleys are planted with olive and almond trees, but above all vines.
The wine sector is experiencing a resurgence in the use of native grape varieties. Local winemakers are rediscovering historic, often isolated, plots planted with old vines. And modern techniques are helping to turn traditional blending grapes into excellent single varietals. So here are 5 less well-known grapes that should be on your radar.
Find out more about the red wine grape Garnacha, one of the most widely grown red grapes in the world and Spain's third most popular red grape. From the more famous region of Priorat, to the lesser known Mentrida in central Spain, this grape has become a staple of the Spanish wine sector.