A blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, and 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo this wine is remarkably supple with a core of sweet red and black fruits and some oak-derived spices like cinnamon and clove. From Catalonia in northeast Spain, the Montsant wine region encircles the famous craggy hillside vineyards of Priorat whose wines are some of the most sought after and expensive in Spain. The beauty of Monsant wines is that they share some of the character of Priorat: the sumptuous richness and power of Garnacha and Carignan fruit married to a bright acidity and mineral thread, but at modest and affordable prices. A model for well run cooperatives, Celler el Masroig was founded in 1917 as the Cooperativa of El Masroig and boasts 300 members who are dedicated to producing high quality wines. The winery keeps only the best grapes and sells off the rest to other producers, some of whom are quite well known. Drink this rich and refreshing red with lamb chops slathered in garlic and rosemary or baby back ribs from the grill.
|Wine maker notes
|A wine of very intense colour, with aromas of red fruits and notes of spices. Lots of flavours in the mouth, balanced, intense and long. The essence of traditional winemaking
|Founded in 1917, this is one of the most important wineries in the Priorat country. It encompasses approximately 500 hectares of vineyards, all under the Montsant Denomination of Origin, and is one of the largest wineries within the DO.
Today the winery looks to the future with a determination to continue the path of improvement and transformation started in recent years.