When it was formed, D.O. Priorat ignored twelve villages that belonged to the historic Priorat region and Cataluña. These twelve towns now form D.O. Montsant, a region tied to Cataluña's culture and history. All of the vineyards are controlled completely distinctly and individually, in order to take advantage of the characteristics that the different terrains contribute to the Garnacha and other grapes. Similarly, the wine is vinified in separate, distinct lots separated by the zones that the grapes are sourced from. This extracts the different qualities of each soil - the fruit forward nature of the fruit sourced from the sandy soils, the complexity and concentration of the licorella, and the structure of the limestone sois. The best lots of each vinification are blended after in order to obtain this unique wine, which demonstrates the range of qualities of the terroir of Montsant.
This lively red delivers bright, fresh flavors of cherry, berry and vanilla, accented by fresh herb and floral notes. Fruity acidity and light tannins keep this focused. Not muscular, but balanced and expressive. Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 3,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported.
A tiny production cuvée (there are less than 2,000 cases), the 2016 Zerran is a blend of 50% Garnacha, 40% Cariñena, and 10% Syrah brought up in used French oak. It has beautiful currants and raspberry fruit notes as well as plenty of minerality, ground pepper, and violets. This beautiful, elegant wine has the classic Montsant fruit and minerality, yet also has nicely integrated acidity, notable balance, and a clean finish.