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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Celler El Masroig

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

  • 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

  • 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


    No written review

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • EM - Thanks for sharing your air conditioning experiences, and that rose looks ... Total Wines bottles, a 2008 Montsant that got better and better with some ai Read More

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  • OT - I highly recommend the Roderer Estate Brut Rose.  I served one at our ... wife asked me to get those Montsant bottle Read More

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  • 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

    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

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