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D.O. Montsant

D.O. Montsant

Description to D.O. Montsant

DO area in the Spanish region Catalonia, The previous one Tarragona sub-region "Falset" was highly classified in 2001 under the new name Montsant. It surrounds the DOCa area like a belt Priorato, These two areas are among the oldest and already in the Middle Ages one of the most important wine regions in Catalonia. The vineyards cover over 2,000 hectares of vineyards on the slopes of the eponymous mountain massif Montsant at 200 to 700 meters above sea level in 17 communities. There are three different ones soil types before, namely limestone soils with a gravelly structure, granite sands and slate.

The red wine varieties are permitted Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariñena ( mazuelo ) Garnacha Peluda. Garnacha Tinta. Merlot. Syrah and Tempranillo, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Garnacha Blanca. Macabeo, Moscatel ( Muscat Blanc ) and pansal ( Xarello ). Over 90% of the alcohol-rich, dark-colored red wines with spicy aromas similar to those from the Priorat are pressed. Only a few of the producers become traditional oxidatively developedfortified wines (Vi Ranci) and mistelas generated. Well-known producers are Capafons-Ossó. Celler de Capçanes, Europvin falset, Mas Martinet, Terres de Codols i Llicorella and Venus la Universal.

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currently 134 261 Wines and 22 950 Producers, including 1 452 classified producers.
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