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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Agrícola Falset-Marça

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

  • Venus La Universal

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

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Montsant on Snooth

  • Celler de Capçanes Montsant Vall del Calás 2003


    I bought two bottles of this wine on the website ... for £15.50. Montsant is named after the Montsant mountains in Catalonia north-east Spain where viticulture has been going on since at least the Romans and 12 municipalities got DO status in 2002.It is adjacent to the more prestigious Priorat DO.My bottles come from the Celler de Capcanes co-o... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Clos de Nit Montsant 2014


    Floral violet petal and blueberry aromas with cinnamon and soft chocolate. Quite acidic in the mouth with full notes of ripe raspberry and red currant, cranberry, black pepper and a nicely integrated earth with a warm licorice finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Celler Can Blau "Can Blau" Montsant 2009


    In a word - DAMN! All the hype said outstanding (Just the label gives it that..,thinks 60's party.) Loads of blueberry, blackberry, forest accents, cocoa and anise with a light citrus around the edge. A minor woody note and warm spice round out the nose - well not the nose, but the aromas. The mid-palate is juicy wet with sweet tannins that are ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Celler Can Blau "Can Blau" Montsant 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by JulRenA

  • Celler Can Blau "Can Blau" Montsant 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by JulRenA

  • We enjoyed this 2001 Montsant red wine last night while watching the first game of the World Series.  I went to bed after the 7th inning, but Sandra stayed up past 0130 to see the end.  She's the one working too, but this is her last week.  Earlier on Tuesday I was feeding the rescue cats.  This kitty is called Titi, kind of a strange name but n... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Rosat Montsant Do 2011


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Yesterday was my weekly 'Cat Tuesday', where I feed rescue cats at ... ... the 2011 Cellars Baronia del Montsant Red Garnacha was quite nice, although not as good as that 2001 release of a similar wine from this winery.  We drank it up quickly though with the pasta.  The 2009 St. Francis Cab Franc was very tasty and we still have some left for... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • OT - I went back to Total Wine yesterday (Friday) and bought four more bottles ... four more bottles of that Montsant wine we've been talking about in this topic.The day was only just started though, as being a Friday night in September, it was a Wine in the Water Park night in Crystal City (close to the Pentagon).  I've been volunteering at t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • OT, the 93 point rating is from Wine Advocate:93Wine AdvocateWine Advocate-Montsant, Spain- "A huge floral perfume reveals notions of blueberries, graphite, black raspberries, and minerals. Powerful, complex, full-bodied flavors cascade over the palate with purity, elegance, and symmetry."Intense . Blueberry . Black Raspberry . Full-bodied Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • 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.

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