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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  • Venus La Universal

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

  • Celler El Masroig

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

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Montsant on Snooth

  • Flor d'Englora Roure Montsant 2009

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    Tomado en Moli dels Fanals (Andorra) - abril 2012 Read More

    Wine review by IgnacioONTHEGO


  • Blau 2009

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    "Sour" and volatile nose. Nice dark color. I think this is a deceptive wine. Initial palate sensation is that thie is a medium-bodied wine with olive branch flavors. As the wine moves through the mouth though, I realize that this is a quite full-bodied wine, and the annoying olive-branch flavor disappears. It doesn't burst with fruity flavor... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Can Blau Montsant 2008

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    A favorite to share with friends with or without food! Read More

    Wine review by eslyman


  • Can Blau Monsant 2010

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    Vibrant red berry aroma. Well rounded with subtle notes of cherry and raspberry countered by a touch of tobacco. Wonderfully and thoughtfully blended. Great wine at this price. Will purchase again. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Clos de Noi Montsant Vinyes Velles Negre Samso Spain Table 2009

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    A deep red color with black raspberry and spices on the nose. Juicy, with sweet red and dark berry flavors with a strong mineral structure. A nice finish with high-toned red berries. Yum. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau


  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant 2008

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    Always, every vintage that I've had at least, this wine is consistently very good and over delivers. Black fruits woven with herbs, smoke, earth, spice, good firm tannins to balance out the high extraction of fruit. Highly recommended! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis


  • Celler de Capçanes Montsant Peraj Ha'Abib Kosher 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by ergodos


  • Buil Giné & Montsant Baboix 2006

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    Grenache, Carignan, Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet SauvignonThis opens on the nose with distinct black currant and herb notes. Downright grassy at first, then turning minty with blueberry fruit and spicy oak top notes. On entry, this shows some roasted coffee notes along with a distinct impression of sweetness coming from the creamy oak and brigh... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gran Vinaio Grenache Garnacha Montsant 2007

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    Candied red apple and low wildflower notes jump on the nose with a light caramel top note. A little loose on entry, this is wide open on the palate with lightly peppery and gently floral/herb-framed flavors of wild strawberry and raspberry. It's a fun wine with modest tannins and enough acidity to keep things lively right through the brief finis... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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