Montsant Wine Region Guide

Discover the Hidden Gem: Montsant Wine Region, Where Tradition Meets Adventure!


Last updated: December 8, 2023


Immediately to the west of the great Catalan wine region of Penedès are the vineyards of Tarragona, which houses the dynamic subregion of Montsant. Twenty years ago, Montsant was little more than an unremarkable collection of vineyards producing rustic and fiercely alcoholic plonk. Then the magicians from Priorat arrived: Joan d’Anguera, René Barbier, and Christopher Cannan. They have transformed Montsant’s reputation, crafting very concentrated dry reds that don’t sacrifice freshness at the altar of ripe fruit. Indeed, the region is making a name for itself as a great-value competitor to the mighty Priorat region. The top cuvées inevitably include a good percentage of old-vine Garnacha, the DO’s star grape. Today they rival top-flight Penedès wines in blind tastings and are considerably better value than the admittedly excellent wines of the Priorat area. Monstant has become the wise choice.


Priorat and Monstant Wine Region Map

Priorat & Montsant Wine Region Map
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