What are the white varieties of the Penedès?

What are the white varieties of the Penedès?

Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Subirat Parent, Malvasia de Sitges, Chardonnay... The regulations also allow Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Moscatell d’Alexandria, Moscatell de gra petit, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Garnatxa Blanca and Viognier.

The white wines of the Penedès are richly aromatic in their youth, between the first and second year after bottling. They have a smooth texture and a good balance between acidity and alcohol.

For food pairings, these whites go well with light dishes, dishes without sauces like fish, seafood, oysters, eggs, cold dishes as well as fresh or lightly cured cheeses.

 

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