Montsant wines

Wines from small traditional wineries, wines from Montsant

Montsant is situated in the province of Tarragona, surrounding the DOQ Priorat. Although a young Denominación de Origen, Monstant is located in a land with a large history in winemaking. The wines, mostly reds, are typically made with Grenache and Carignan grapes and are authentic, wild and artisanal. Wines produced in this region are usually extremely good value given the high quality.

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Finca l'Argatà 2019

A wonderful Grenache at an irresistible price

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Finca l'Argatà 2019
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Biodynamic
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€26.85
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Price €27.70
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Boig per Tu 2019

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Boig per Tu 2019
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€13.55
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Price €14.30
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Marmellans Negre

A fresh and fruity red table wine

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Marmellans Negre
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Price €4.55
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Can Blau 2019

Youth and freshness

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Can Blau 2019
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€11.20
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Price €11.80
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90
Peñín

Mas Picosa 2020

An ecological, versatile and very accessible Montsant

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Mas Picosa 2020
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Organic
Price €7.50
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Marmellans Blanc

A white wine that tastes more expensive than it is

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Marmellans Blanc
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Price €4.55
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Dido Blanc 2020

A Mediterranean white that combines volume and elegance

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Dido Blanc 2020
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€18.20
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Price €19.00
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Dido Rosat 2020

A rosé not to be missed

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Dido Rosat 2020
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€19.05
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Price €19.85
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Capçanes Peraj Ha'abib Pinot Noir 2020

A Pinot Noir that can be used for Jewish Passover

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Capçanes Peraj Ha'abib...
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€23.15
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Price €24.15
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Dido La Universal 2020

A tribute to youth

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Dido La Universal 2020
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Organic
Price €14.60
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Orto Magnum 2017

A young, limited production red from Montsant

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Orto Magnum 2017
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Regular price €23.65 Price €20.10
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Josep Grau Granit 2021

Fine, pleasant and very mineral

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Josep Grau Granit 2021
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Organic
Price €20.30
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Peraj Ha'abib 2020

A great Montsant red with strict Kosher certification

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Peraj Ha'abib 2020
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€27.85
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Price €28.75
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Altaroses 2020

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Altaroses 2020
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€15.05
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Price €15.70
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L'Efecte Volador 2020

Good intensity with a mineral background

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

L'Efecte Volador 2020
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Price €9.25
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Josep Grau Territori 2019

Limited production of a true Montsant

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Josep Grau Territori 2019
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€23.25
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Price €24.25
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Suckling

Les Sorts Jove 2021

Light and smooth, made though carbonic maceration

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Les Sorts Jove 2021
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Price €6.50
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Blau 2020

Montsant youth and freshness

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Blau 2020
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Price €8.15
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Mas Collet 2020

Varietal intensity and elegance

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Mas Collet 2020
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Price €9.15
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Mas Collet Magnum 2019

Varietal intensity and elegance

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Mas Collet Magnum 2019
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€19.40
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Price €20.25
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Espectacle 2019

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Espectacle 2019
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Price €122.20
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Blanc d'Orto 2020

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Blanc d'Orto 2020
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€16.15
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Price €16.85
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More about D.O. Montsant

History

Montsant is located in the central sector of the province of Tarragona, occupying an area that almost completely surrounds tbe DOQ Priorat, bounded by a semicircle of mountains. To the north it borders the mountains of Montsant and Llena and to the east the mountains of Prades. To the south, it opens towards the Ebro River and the nearby Mediterranean Sea.

The history of vine growing in the region dates back many centuries. There is some evidence of this with the discovery of a Roman settlement in the town of Marca, in which several jars were found that were used to store wine and allegedly transport it to the great Tarraco. However the rise of growing grapes came about during the Middle Ages, thanks to the Carthusian monks of Scaladei, who installed their monastery in the area. The monks brought new cultivation techniques and a new vision in winemaking, triggering an exponential rise of the vine growig in the area.

Since then, wine production has been constant in the region of Montsant. In the nineteenth century, Montsant wines were exported to Bordeaux, with some wines even managing to win prizes in major international exhibitions.

Still there was no official designation of origin in Spain. These were times of quantity versus quality, but Montsant was highlighted as a special area for winemaking. In the late nineteenth century came phylloxera, a devastating plague that wiped out many of the vineyards triggering a crisis. To cope with the situation, cooperatives were created to help help keep growing in the area Some of them are still active. today

In 1932 Tarragona and Priorat were recognised as designations of origin and Montsant was thus encompassed under the name Tarragona, in the subzone of Falset. It was not until 2001 when Montsant was given designation of origin status, recognising the specific characteristics of the wines grown in this area.

Character: grape, soil and climate

Severeal different grape varieties are grown and authorised by the DO Montsant, but its the Grenache and Carignan varieties that are by far the most dominent. These two varieties really capture the character of the region.  

The Grenache is a very drought resistant variety, so it is a variety widely cultivated in warm areas of the Iberian Peninsula, when overripe, it reaches high concentrations of sugar. It produces wines with high alcohol content, full-bodied and low acidity with aromas of ripe black fruit, raisins and some balsamic.

Carignan, or Samsó as it is called in the area, is commonly used to counteract the oxidation of the Grenache. It produces a very elegant and silky wine when it comes from old vines. These are very nice wines with delicate and elegant aromas. To a lesser extent, we also find Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvèdre, and Syrah Picapoll Negre. In addition, the white varieties Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca are also grown.

Montsant is in a mountainous area with a very rugged and steep terrain except in the South part, which is a flat area, the point where the river Ebro opens. The region is home to three different soil types: compact soils formed by sediments that come from different rivers, granitic soils with low organic content and rocky slate floors, known as licorella in the area, and soils poor in organic matter which provide a very special mineral character to the wines.

The weather in Montsant is marked by three factors: the mountains, the influence of the Ebro River and the Mediterranean winds. Winters are cold and dry, summers are hot. The mountains stand in the way of the influence of the sea, making the temperature drop during periods of maturation, the differences between day and night are accentuated.

Rainfall is around 500-600 litres / m2 per year. Rainfall is concentrated mainly in spring and autumn, leaving dry winters and summers. In summer, the winds off the sea bring some moisture to the vines.

Main wineries in Montsant

Most wines made in Montsant are red wines. Montsant wines are wines with a great extraction of colour and are wide and fleshy, especially those from old vines, vines over 50 years old are considered and kept as a treasure.

White wines are also made usually from Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca, although definitely on a smaller scale. White wines are often fermented in barrels, creating complex wines with many nuances.

Montsant is composed of numerous small wineries, working in a traditional way. Here are some of the wineries that the region has to offer:

Celler de Capçanes is a cooperative founded in 1933 that currently brings together 125 members. Curiously, Celler de Capçanes was the first winery to produce kosher wine in Spain.

Josep Grau Viticultor or Acústic Celler are examples of modern wineries, but with a clear commitment to tradition during the production process.

Venus La Universal is another young winery in the hands of a historical name, the fourth generation of the Barbier, they hold a strong commitment to organic farming.

Situation of D.O. Montsant