DO Montsant, calling it “cheap Priorat” is just so 2006

by  |  04-05-2016

I’ve been giving a series of guided tastings in English at the Wine Aspects school in Vilafranca del Penedès. They started with DO Empordà and will finish with DOQ Priorat. But right in the middle, there was DO Montsant. While the Empordà tasting was full and I suspect the Priorat tasting will also be as such, Montsant had a couple of extra seats and I have to say that it didn’t surprise me despite the fact we were tasting some excellent wines during that session. The week after, I attended another tasting organized by DO Montsant for the Catalan Sommelier Association at the Hotel Villa Retiro in Xerta. Despite the remote location, it was well-attended by many sommeliers from the Tarragona chapter of the association. We tasted through various examples of the excellent wines that are emerging from each of the six subzones that the DO has established based on […]
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