DO Montsant

by  |  03-10-2014

When looking out from any point in DO Montsant the immediate element that strikes the eye is the light. The lands that comprise this Denomination of Origin in Catalonia are bright and open, old and welcoming, farmed and lived in. These are but a few of the words to describe this side of the Priorat coin. It is the oft-repeated phrase that DO Montsant is just like DOQ Priorat which it wraps around, except cheaper. While they share the same Catalan county or comarca called Priorat, nothing could be further from the truth. DO Montsant is DO Montsant with its own unique character and style. People say they find it easier to define DOQ Priorat because the soil is 90% llicorella slate while DO Montsant has so many different soils that it would seem there isn’t a common thread, but there is: history. There are more old vines in DO […]
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