El Penedès is one of the richest and most diverse wine-growing regions in Europe. The particular combination of sunny plains dotted with small valleys and hills mean that the vineyards produce unique varieties which define the cavas produced in this region.
Situated between the pre-coastal mountain range and the plains of the Mediterranean coast, the Penedès Designation of Origin is divided into three main areas: Baix Penedès, which has a warm climate and is near the sea at an altitude of less than 250 m., Penedès Superior, a cooler area at the foothills of the pre-coastal range, with altitudes of up to 800 m. and Penedès Central, which lies between them. This difference in altitude and the diverse geography have given rise to a wide selection of micro climates.
The Penedès climate is typically Mediterranean, temperate, warm and mild, with many hours of sunshine and little rainfall which make it the perfect region for growing grapes.
The mountains that protect these areas and their proximity to the Mediterranean coast protect the region from cold winds, giving rise to an average temperature of between 12º C and 14º C, minimum temperatures that rarely fall below 2º C and maximum temperatures of 27º C. The region has an average rainfall of 514 litres per m2 and 2,548 hours of daily sunshine per year.
Although the Penedès region has a wide range of grape varieties, Muscàndia focuses on local varieties and this is our international calling card. Macabeu, Parellada and Xarel·lo are the main varieties we use to make white cavas and on the other hand, Pinor Noir is used to make rosé cava, a variety which has adapted very well to our region.