Fiercely proud, Catalonia makes some fascinating wines and Costers del Segre is no exception. Stylistically they recall the purity and textural integrity of the nearby Roussillon, and with pioneers such as the celebrated Cérvoles, there is no shortage of talent. Costers del Segre is Catalonia's most inland wine region and climatic conditions are quite unforgiving. It's semi-arid, with weather extremes. The more exposed vineyards produce grapes for Cava (Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo), while the drier, warmer areas are typically planted with Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Trepat, Monastrell, Pinot Noir and Syrah.