Catalonia, good wine country

Conca de Barberà
Costers del Segre
Pla del Bages
Terra Alta



Designation of Origin

This young designation was already renown and prestigious before being acknowledged as a D.O. comprising the subarea of Falset, inside the Tarragona D.O.


Vineyards stretch along spectacular hills, and share hillsides with almond, olive and pine trees. Although the land surrounding this D.O. borders the Priorat D.O., its wines have a well defined identity.


Production is shared by cooperatives and family cellars, and most winemakers are young oenologists who have been trained in the area.




Red wines are Mediterranean wines: well balanced, with deep aromas, full-bodied —maybe slightly less than its neighbour Priorat, and they can become really velvety after a short ageing period.

Until recently, many wines were the traditional generous wines, mellow and oxidized, sweet wines and the local “vin blanch”.


Vinya montsant

 Geographical Situation


The D.O. is at the South of Tarragona Province and it comprises 1,200 hectares of vineyard distributed in 12 different municipalities surrounding the Priorat D.O., except on the East side.


Vineyards stretch along spectacular hillsides, among olive trees (which produce an excellent olive oil), forests and bare mountain peaks. Soils are of limestone over a granite and slate base.

The medium height of the vineyard is 360 meters, although height increases at Serra de Montalt, to the South-East and Serra de Montsant to the North-West.



Mas les vinyesVine growing


There are three main varieties of white grapes: Macabeo, white Garnacha and Pedro Ximénez; and five red varieties, including local red Garnacha, Cariñena and Ull de Llebre, and foreign Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Traditional vineyards and the most ancient ones are feely planted with the vines in goblet, while the most recent ones use trellises. In both cases, they follow a unique framework model, with 1.4 meters in between vines and 2.8 meters in between rows. Harvest usually starts during the first week of September.


Vintage Rating

Excelent: 2004 | 2006 | 2007
Very good: 2002 | 2003 | 2005 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010




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