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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Trossos Vells 2018

The essence of Montsant

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Trossos Vells 2018
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Mas Picosa 2019

An ecological, versatile and very accessible Montsant

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Mas Picosa 2019
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Price £9.01
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Mas Donis Negre 2019

A young and bright Montsant red

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Mas Donis Negre 2019
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Price £8.18
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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 £6.39
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Limbeu 2015

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Limbeu 2015
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Price £9.52
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Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2016

Montsant character

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2016
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Les Sorts Jove 2019

Light and smooth, made though carbonic maceration

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Les Sorts Jove 2019
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Price £8.15
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L'Efecte Volador 2019

Good intensity with a mineral background

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

L'Efecte Volador 2019
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Price £10.51
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Can Blau 2018

Youth and freshness

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Can Blau 2018
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Acústic 2018

Nobility and elegance

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Acústic 2018
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Dido La Universal 2018

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Dido La Universal 2018
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Blau 2019

Montsant youth and freshness

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Blau 2019
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Price £9.51
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Solà Fred Negre 2019

Good value for money

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Solà Fred Negre 2019
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Price £7.68
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Jaspi 2017

A seductive young wine

Spain   D.O. Montsant (Catalonia)

Jaspi 2017
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Price £10.90
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Espectacle 2018

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Espectacle 2018
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Price £104.83
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Mas Collet 2018

Varietal intensity and elegance

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Mas Collet 2018
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Price £10.38
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Sindicat La Figuera 2018

Fruity and light for a great price

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Sindicat La Figuera 2018
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Peraj Ha'abib 2018

A great Montsant red with strict Kosher certification

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Peraj Ha'abib 2018
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Furvus 2018

Wonderful smoothness and subtlety

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Furvus 2018
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Les Sorts Sycar 2018

A Montsant with great fruity character

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Les Sorts Sycar 2018
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Dido Rosat 2018

A rosé not to be missed

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Dido Rosat 2018
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amagat 2015

A Montsant coupage

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amagat 2015
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La Planella 2018

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La Planella 2018
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Gotes del Montsant 2017

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Gotes del Montsant 2017
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Venus 2016

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Venus 2016
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Costers del Gravet 2016

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Costers del Gravet 2016
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Acústic Blanc 2018

Ripe fruit and elegant vivacity

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Acústic Blanc 2018
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El Senat del Montsant 2018

A light and fruity Montsant coupage

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El Senat del Montsant 2018
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Finca l'Argatà 2017

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Finca l'Argatà 2017
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Vi del Mas 2019

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Vi del Mas 2019
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Price £9.82
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Coca i Fitó Maragda 2014

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Coca i Fitó Maragda 2014
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Marmellans Rosat

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Mas de Can Blau 2014

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Mas de Can Blau 2014
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Braó Vinyes Velles 2016

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Braó Vinyes Velles 2016
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Acústic Rosat 2019

A light and fresh rosé from Montsant

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Acústic Rosat 2019
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Rebeldes 2019

A pleasant and easy to drink Montsant red

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Rebeldes 2019
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Josep Grau La Florens 2018

Juicy Montsant fruit

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Josep Grau La Florens 2018
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Vall del Calàs 2016

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Vall del Calàs 2016
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Lasendal 2018

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Lasendal 2018
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Quom 2014

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Quom 2014
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Terroir Sense Fronteres Negre 2018

A Montsant in the traditional Burgundy style

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Christian Barbier Deunidó 2019

Natural freshness

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Christian Barbier Deunidó 2019
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Josep Grau Granit 2019

Fine, pleasant and very mineral

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Josep Grau Granit 2019
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Terroir Sense Fronteres Brisat 2018

A Montsant with character and lasting flavour.

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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