Montsant Wine

 

This little wine-making area is part of Catalonia in Tarragona, and is to many considered a “baby Priorat” since it surrounds that region, producing wines from many of the same grapes and styles. But these wines have less pedigree and are considerably more affordable, but can be comparable in quality. In other words, this is a great go to region if you want a Priorat style on a budget. 
 
Montsant also shares much of Priorat’s distinguishable soil type, licorella, which is comprised mostly of granite and slate, with a shiny, black appearance. The vines are on elevated slopes which get plenty of sun by day and benefit from cooler temperatures at night. These conditions produce grapes that make complex wines of excellent quality and food friendliness. 
 
The main grapes grown are Garnacha and Cariñena. Other grapes such as Ull de Llebre (the local Tempranillo name), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are also grown and sometimes used as blending Read more »

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  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Molinara

    Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Ro...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

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  • Venus La Universal

    “La Universal” is a 4-hectare property located in the township of Falset (D.O. Montsant). The soi...

  • Celler El Masroig

    The quality and character of a wine are products of the land in which the grapes grow, but als...

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Montsant on Snooth

  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant Can Blau 2012

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    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

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    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

    Wine review by 40somethinglife


  • I would take up the challenge, but it is so easy to poke holes in a simple ... ... ... between Priorat and Montsant reds here in Spain.  The Priorat D.O. is like the egg yolk in a fried egg, surrounded by the white which represents the Montsant appellation.  The geographic delineation is defined by where the geologic outcropping of slate stop... Read More

    Forum post in the topic No clue about Wine Terminology


  • OK, maybe poking holes into a simple model was too easy.As far as Priorat / Montsant goes, there is llicorella in both - remember that DOs and such get designated by politics, not by geology! Moreover, within Priorat there are very different terroirs - it's very hilly and the grade of a single hill can cause great differences in grapes grown at ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic No clue about Wine Terminology


  • We had a bit of Spanish red wine last night after enjoying Sandra's ... ... ... This red wine, from the Montsant DO (Catalonia) that was rather young being a 2013 vintage and was decent and bold, but not something I would purchase again.  I think I prefer the Tempranillo grapes from Spain much mor Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines 2012

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    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

    Wine review by ncmathsadist


  • Bula Montsant 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Can Blau Monsant 2010

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    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

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Garbo Rosat 2012

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

    Wine review by Blinky


  • I should add that GregT (too modest to say it himself) is one of the foremost ... great product from Yeclas or Montsant.  You can do the homework and paperwork and bring in many containers full of great wine, but say it gets stuck on the dock, or your warehouse goes out of business, or your distributor puts his effort elsewhere, those costs ar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic importing Spanish Wine


  • 2009 Bula Montsant - dark fruit on the attack, lots of mocha on midpalate and finish, which is long. Good balance, not tannic, a bit hot but good for current drinking.

    Comment by 905776Dolph56 905776 Dolph56


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