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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  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • 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"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Celler El Masroig

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

  • Agrícola Falset-Marça

    We have reinforced vinification machinery in an important manner: grape reception, cool and heat ...

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Montsant on Snooth

  • Beautiful label.  Nice Provencal-style blend with lots of Syrah (the ... ... (the ... I have not had any Montsant lately, but since the DO surrounds Priorat (which I love), I am sure it has a darned good chance of being deliciou Read More

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  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant 2016

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    14.5% ABV 40%Carignan 40%Syrah 20%Grenache Magenta in color. Nose of Syrah. Elegant upon entry with dark cherry and plum notes. Earthy mid palate that sticks through the mildly drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • I opened this last night. 2016 Can Blau Montsant.  14.5% ABV       40% Carignan     40% Syrah     20% GranachaNose of Syrah, elegant, earthy with a longish finish.  Read More

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  • Make a trip up to Cincinnati yesterday and pick up a few while I was there,A ... everyday Nebbiolo)A Can Blau Montsant (40% Carignan 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache)A Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Reisling from the Mose Read More

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  • Cellers Capafons-Osso Masia Esplanes Montsant 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Gosh.  $22 is a bargain for Priorat.  Good job.So look for Montsant. It surrounds Priorat like a donut and part of it has exactly the same soil types but it was kept out of the DO when the lines were drawn. Some good values for the same grapes and some of the same producers.Had a few wines from Moldova the other day but no pics. And Uruguay. Ton... Read More

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  • Good pointer on the Montsant, Greg. Any producers you like there?Tonight it's bourbon and very hoppsy German-standards-of-purity craft beer. Upscale boilermakers, as it were. And ridiculously priced upscale burgers. But good company! Read More

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  • Venus la Universal Dido la Universal Montsant Garnacha 2015

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    Very noticeable minerality possibly at the cost of any fruit qualities. Decent middle but tailed of at the finish. Read More

    Wine review by 161289Fenderbaum 161289 Fenderbaum


  • Can Blau Montsant 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jim behr


  • Well it's part of Catalunya and Penedès is where they started making ... ... so look for some from Montsant or Terra Alt Read More

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  • 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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