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Tarragona is located in the Catalonia region of northern Spain. It is divided into two sections: The largest expanse is along the Mediterranean just south of Penedes, and the other is further inland. The reason for this division is the the creation of the D.O. Montsant, which was separated from the rest of Tarragona in 2001.
The region began as far back as the Roman era, known for its sweet wines from late harvest Garnacha and Moscatel.  More recently the Cava grapes, Paralleda, Xarel-lo and Macabeo have been grown and sourced to Penedes Cava production. 
Garnacha is made into rosado and in blends with Cariñena. Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also grown. 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Grenache

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  • Syrah

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  • Pedro Ximénez

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  • Herencia Altes Garnaxta Negra 2013


    This is very tightly wound and quite tannic. Now pour it into a decanter. Let it sit for several hours and .... WHAM! It comes out of its shell. It's lush, fruity and marvelous with roasted meats or chicken. Definitely, let is sit all day or overnight. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist

  • Grans Muralles Espanja Katalonia Punaviinit Miguel Torres Do Conca de Barberà 2000


    Had this last night with a steak. A huge and complex wine in its prime. Cork was crumbly, and had to decant the wine through a sieve, but that was the only complaint. Purple and opaque...powerful. Just a great glass. Read More

    Wine review by dobbsml

  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant Can Blau 2012


    Nice blend, especially with the mazuelo grape to give it a touch of wildness. Read More

    Wine review by BobC79

  • Montsant "Sola Fred". Celler El Masroig Carignan Spain Montsant Celler El Masroig 2009


    The Solà Fred 2009 has the color of tawny light red. There is a sharpness on the nose with peppery kick. It has intense aromas of sweet cherries and overripe fruit. On the palate the taste is immediately milder and sweeter than I expected, however it rounds out very nicely into a slightly fuller bodied wine. There is bit of sweet linger with... Read More

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  • Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines 2012


    Nice substantial red that makes an ideal accompaniment to steak or lamb. When the opportunity to buy this comes along, I always get a few bottles. It has been consistently good from year to year. Big bang for the buck. Read More

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  • Bula Montsant 2012


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  • Can Blau Monsant 2010


    Had this with dinner during a visit to Dallas. A pleasant little number. This is a review from International Wine Cellar - my sentiments.'...Inky purple. Spice-accented aromas and flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and licorice, with black pepper and mineral nuances. Juicy and precise, finishing with very good energy and lingering spiciness. Th... Read More

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  • Garbo Rosat 2012


    Intense pink, raspberries on the nose, and flavors of berries, ripe red fruit, and a crisp mouth feel and pleasant finish. Read More

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  • Hi GregT,At first, I thought you were just a joker who just likes to bust my ... a vineyard in Monstant near Tarragona Spain.  I am more experienced with the business side of it than the wine side.  I don't expect to quit my day job for it but if I can make some money from it and literally enjoy the fruits of my labor than why not?  So I guess... Read More

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