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The Empordà-Costa Brava denomination of origin covers the northeastern end of Catalonia, in the province of Girona, and near 2 Dos in France: Côtes de Roussillon and Banyuls. The Empordà DO covers 48 municipalities in 2 shires: Baix Emporda and Alt Emporda. The Mediterranean climate is influenced by the north wind, strong wind from the north that affects the vineyards, with an index of rainfall of around 600 mm. per year. The soil is poor, brown, and contains hail.

The Empordà DO extends its vineyards on 2,000 acres, with only 41 wineries and 415 growers who prepare wines. The varieties used for red wines are: Garnacha Tinta, ull de llebre, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and above all, cariñena, a strain that dominates the area. As regards white grapes, they produce: mainly Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca, and a little muscat, Xarel·lo and chardonnay.

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