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Red wine 2004 D.O. Montsant Garnacha Lasendal, Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Garnacha
Registration number: #CC-L.6272

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 18 April, 2007
Editor note: Very ripe, partly preserved red berries and light cherries on the nose, sweetish spice, roasted notes. Quite juicy with lots of red fruit on the palate, sweetish spicy oak, quite fine, slightly astringent tannins, quite a firm structure, good persistence, very creamy ,not particularly deep, good finish.

DO area in the Spanish region of Catalonia. The former Tarragona sub-area "Falset" was highly classified in 2001 under the new name Montsant. It encloses the Priorato DOCa area like a belt. These two areas are among the oldest and, already in the Middle Ages, one of the most important wine-growing regions in Catalonia. The vineyards cover more than 2,000 hectares of vines on the slopes of the Montsant massif at an altitude of 200 to 700 metres above sea level in 17 municipalities. Three different types of soil predominate, namely limestone soils with a gravelly structure, granite sands and slate.

The red wine varieties Cabernet...

One of the 17 regions (Spanish Cataluña, Catalan Catalunya) in the northeast of Spain with the four provinces Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona. It is located on the north-western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and covers 32,000 km². The area has an extremely eventful history: in the 6th century BC the Greeks came, then the Carthaginians and finally 200 BC the Romans. The wines from today's DO area Alella were already drunk by the Roman Caesars. The capital Barcelona was already in the antiquity an important trade port. In the 6th century A.D., the Alans and Visigoths arrived, from which the name is derived (Gotalonien =...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The group of vine varieties probably originates from Spain. The individual varieties of different colours are grown under numerous names/synonyms all over the world. The best known of these are Garnacha or Garnatxa in Spain, Grenache in France, as well as Cannonau (Sardinia), Granaxia and Tai Rosso or formerly Tocai Rosso (Veneto) in Italy. The exact origin is assumed to be in the region of Aragon in northeastern Spain, which was justified accordingly by the French ampelographers Pierre Galet (1921-2019), Victor Vermorel (1848-1927), Pierre Viala (1859-1936) and Victor...

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