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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  • Syrah

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

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Molinara

    Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Ro...

  • 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...

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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...

  • Agrícola Falset-Marça

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

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  • Can Blau Monsant 2010


    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


    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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis

  • Celler de Capçanes Red Bordeaux Blend Montsant les Vinyasses Costers del Gravet 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by ergodos

  • Buil Giné & Montsant Baboix 2006


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

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