The Denominació d'Origen has white wines of between 10 and 13 degrees, rosé wines between 11 and 13 degrees, and red wines between 11 and 14. Other types will not be considered as Penedès.
The Regulating Council marks the production and the limits of pressing the cellars.
To supervise all this, it has developed a legal body and controls, effectued from the Regulating Council itself.
One of the main objectives of the Regulating Council is to bottle wine on the cellar in order to avoid external bottling. The rules about maturing and ageing say white wines must arrive to the consumer in its optimum conditions begin matured at least six months.
Red wines must have more than 15 months, one of them in wood barrels and two in bottles. The "Gran Reserva" wines must be practically the double of the time.
The Denominació d'Origen wines are in the market 18 or 14 months later but producers can do it longer depending on the quality or type looked for.
The DO Penedès seal on a bottle is the guarantee of quality control and the authenticity of a Penedès wine. Raise a glass, enjoy them and share them. Cheers!
The Regulating Council of the DO Penedès controls the entire winemaking process, from the vineyard to the glass, in other words, its traceability.
Using a soil map, the characteristics of every plot planted to vine are known and the Regulating Council keeps a register of growers with the details of every producer. During the harvest production, vineyard yields and the quantity of grapes assigned for producing classified wines is all controlled.
To this end, all samples are subject to sensory analysis by the tasting committee. Only those samples that exceed the required limits are classified and receive the seal of guarantee that every bottle of DO Penedès wine carries.