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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Montsant View all

  • Venus La Universal

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

  • Agrícola Falset-Marça

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

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Montsant on Snooth

  • 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


  • El Gos 2011

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    Not bad, perhaps a little disjointed overall. The shiraz and the carignan give a nice fruitiness to the wine - light berries with a subtle hint of spice. Fades away a little too quickly on the back but at this price you can't go wrong really. Read More

    Wine review by 161289Fenderbaum 161289 Fenderbaum


  • I Tant Garnacha 2011

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    A well made, very balanced 100% Grenache. Quite floral on the nose with a distinct herbaceousness on the palate. Understated fruit with a nice finish. Read More

    Wine review by 161289Fenderbaum 161289 Fenderbaum


  • El Raval Montsant Grenache Carignan 2010

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    Really nice wine, is like Pinot Noir but with character, great taste, the garnache and the carignan mix is perfect with some notes of peper, awesome to enjoy with a meal. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • El Raval 2010

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    Really nice wine, is like Pinot Noir but with character, great taste, the garnache and the carignan mix is perfect with some notes of peper, awesome to enjoy with a meal. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • El Raval Montsant Grenache Carignan 2010

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    YUM! A smooth, balanced, elegant wine! Wonderful fruit on the palate, a hint of spice and oak, velvety flavor - a fabulous reccomendation from my wine store! Read More

    Wine review by dlmvino


  • El Raval 2010

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    Great balanced wine! I love the spiciness at the end! Its a slightly light wine, but a lot of flavors are going on. Very interesting!!! Great price value.... Read More

    Wine review by winebrunoolfo


  • El Raval Montsant Grenache Carignan 2010

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    Awesome smooth and velvet wine. For $12 its even more awesome. I love that wine!!! Read More

    Wine review by charleenNJ


  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant Mas de Can Blau 2010

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    I can't give you a taster review. I never get what they mean when they say a wine tastes like crushed granite or tobacco. But I can say this is the wine I buy when I want to give a special gift to a friend, and it's the wine I can't resist if I find it in a store. Read More

    Wine review by LKayH


  • Can Blau Monsant 2010

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    This is the wine I buy as a special gift, and it's the wine I can't resist buying anytime I'm in a store that has it. Read More

    Wine review by LKayH


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