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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Can Blau 2007

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    Inky extracted color in the glass going to lighter purple on the rim. Notes of woody spice, dark plum, blueberry, and hints of strawberry on the nose. Concentrated ripe cherry and jammy dark fruit hit the palate with silky tannins; medium acid. A complex, but smooth finish. Well done.I really liked this wine. Easy drinking and quite a barga... Read More

    Wine review by Toddler


  • Celler de Capçanes Montsant Mas Donís Barrica 2004

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    Possibly the best value on the market year after year. These old vine blends coming out of Spain are awesome deals and exhibit a quality and craftsmanship comparable to(often better than) the Rhone's best. Read More

    Wine review by nemissk8


  • Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by hokielanders


  • Celler de Capçanes Montsant Vall del Calás 2003

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    Lightly ethanolic nose - this wine reminds me of a mini Barolo. Acorns and leather lead to bitter cherry followed by some sweeter black cherry on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Can Blau Celler Can Blau 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by ylyada


  • Can Blau Celler Can Blau 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by PatriciaRussell


  • After much anticipation Snooths OTBN was apon us! We were meeting in the ... ... the cellar.2004 Buil & Giné Montsant Baboix - This is another decidedly modern Spanish bruiser and its packed with lovely herbal, mineral and spice tones embedded in rich cassis and blackberry fruit. Its intensely spicy and really deserves something rich and spic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Open That Bottle Night 2009...


  • Acoustic Vinyes Velles 2006

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    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

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    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

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    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


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