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Montsant

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

Approved are the red wines 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 ). More than 90% of the wines are alcohol-rich, dark reds with spicy aromas similar to those from the Priorat. Only a few 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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