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The Montsant denomination of origin was created in 2001, originally forming part of the Tarragona DO. Wines extend over the county of the Priorat (South of Tarragona) all over 16 municipalities. The Mediterranean climate is favored by the mountains, which favor those temperature contrasts that benefit grapes so much. Humid winds (the gabirnada) from the sea make balance out the lack of rain during the summer. The soil has 3 characteristics: compact and calcareous, limestone and at a height that exceeds 200 meters (700 and below).

The vineyard of the Montsant denomination of origin extends over 2,000 hectares, and there have been many wineries (50) that are exporting their wines to the United States and Germany. It produces more than 10 million kilograms of grapes and more than 800 producers.

The white grape varieties used in Montsant are: Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Moscatel, Pansal, Parellada and Chardonnay, the most traditional ones being the first two.

The red wines of Montsant have a full body, and strains used for this production are mainly Cariñena and Grenache. Wines are also produced from: cabernet sauvignon, garnacha pluda, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah, Tempranillo, Carignan or picapoll.

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