Antistiana Cabernet Franc – DO. Penedes


ANTISTIANA was an ancient Roman town and villa of uncertain location off the Via Augusta on the road running from Arles to Tarragona and on to Cartagena. It is assumed that Antistiana was located in the triangle between VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÉS, OLÈRDOLA and LA RÀPITA near SANTA MARGARIDA I ELS MONJOS. The Roman general GAIUS ANTISTIUS VETUS was very likely the reason for the name of the Roman settlement. The general also participated in the Cantabrian Wars.