The D.O. Montsant is a horse shoe shaped appellation that surrounds the D.O. Priorat on three sides. The winery is located near the town of Capcanes next to a nature reserve. Despite the proximity to the Mediterranean the winery is located at high elevation, 500-600 m, which is buffered by the Serra del Llaberia and Serra de Tivissa mountains.
The winery owns 10 acres of old vine Garnacha and Cariñena. It also purchases grapes from local grape growers.
The soils are similar to Priorat with Montsant being a bit more complex with a mixture of slate, sandy clay, and chalk. The varietal, Cariñena (Mazuelo), was planted on sandy clay soil; Syrah on chalky soils and the Garnacha on slate.
The climate is Mediterranean with an average annual rainfall of 450 L.
Wine EnthusiastGreen-apple and honeyed aromas are more simple and anonymous than special. This varietal white Grenache has a shearing linear acidic palate that fosters tart flavors of tangerine and lemon peel. A stony drawn finish is crisp and zesty.