Montsant Wine

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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...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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

  • Acoustic Vinyes Velles 2006

    Snoothrank:

    A little expensive perhaps (the victim of the poor pound!) but a delicious, stylish wine. Montsant is a small region lapping around Priorat (had to look that up on an excellent map available at the tasting) that most seemed unfamiliar with. A super blend of Garnacha and Carinena from 15 - 35 year old vines. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Buil Giné & Montsant Baboix 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Deep black fruit on the nose -- a bit sweet with good potency. Good acidity and the deep flavors in this bottle makes it a great food wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Buil & Gine Baboix Montsant 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Dusty tannins dominate the starting palate of this dry wine. Very chewy and still young and a little tart. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Buil & Gine Baboix Montsant 2004

    Snoothrank:

    This is a bit of a bruiser with dark, spicy fruit on the nose. Lots of cassis and blackberry compete with spice and mineral notes and there is an undercurrent of herbs sauteeed in butter. Pretty well balanced in the moth with fine acidity and a bit of a creamy, rounded feel. The flavors are bright, juicy, and pretty intensely spicy with a bit of... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Can Blau Celler Can Blau 2007

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    A Spanish classic; inky GSM (Grenach Syrah Mazuelo) blend you can chew on. I hesitate to say the 2007 is drinking really well now (Spring 2009), give it a year to mellow out and it will be as delightful as the 06. Read More

    Wine review by azygos


  • Cellars Baronia Montsant Flor d'Englora Negre Jove 2006

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    I'll admit that I am in no way a wine fan. I was at Costco of all places and liked the description they gave of this wine and decided to try it. Again I'm not a wine fan but I really enjoy this wine. It's not as dry as other reds I have tried and the taste is very sharp at first and then smooths out, I like that. I went back this evening and ... Read More

    Wine review by GreezyG


  • Celler de Capcanes Montsant Vall del Calas 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Strumerika


  • Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by hokielanders


  • Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Very spicy, aromatic nose with pepper and some other spices that I can't quite put my finger on. Notes of oak accompany berry fruit. Medium body with a somewhat light mouthfeel. Moderately firm tannins. Even though the varietals in this wine are the same as in the Rhone wines I often drink, this wine definitely has a style all its own. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Baronia del Montsant Flor de Englora 2006

    Snoothrank:

    a red wine that is not too dry yet bold and very taste Read More

    Wine review by rosablanca5


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