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wein.plus introduces Spanish DO Montsant with comprehensive special


With a large special, wein.plus presents the best wines of the hitherto little-known Spanish DO Montsant. The editorial team complements the tasting of around 150 wines with articles on terroirs, travel destinations and culinary delights. In addition, DO President Pilar Just describes the prospects of the wine region in an interview.

The wine-growing region, which borders on the famous Priorat, has undergone an astonishing transformation in the 21 years since it was founded: The producers of the region, which was initially characterised by cooperatives, now produce wine qualities of a surprisingly high level.

Marcus Hofschuster and Kim Schreiber blind-tasted around 150 wines for this special, most of them several times over at least two days. 29 of them scored 90 points or more. "For me, scores of 90 points or more mean that these are wines of real class. Therefore, the high number of wines rated at least 'excellent' this time proves a massive increase in quality, which reflects the impressive development of the region", Marcus Hofschuster reports.

He describes the style and character of the wines as follows: "Today, the DO Montsant is possibly better off than ever. It is a paradise for fans of powerful, spicy red wines - and yet far from arbitrary. The spectrum ranges from accessible, easy-to-understand young wines, the best of which are juicy and animating, to polished, dark, powerful red wines of international style, to profound, complex individualists. They underpin their usually striking alcoholic power with depth and aromatic delicacy."

The wines of the Montsant, which until now have only been known to a few wine lovers outside the region, have continuously gained in individuality, but also in precision and freshness over the past years. Thus, the conclusion of Marcus Hofschuster: "Despite the omnipresent climate change, the red wines bring more than just power and fullness. The best Montsant wines balance their weight superbly with freshness, precision and juiciness. Plus, there are lots of really good wines in the region for little money, allowing beginners as well as wine fans on a smaller budget to get a taste for them."

In addition to the tasting, the special contains a lot more information about Montsant. In supplementary stories, the editors have prepared everything important about the terroirs and the wine-growing history of the region. In addition, there is much more information about tourist destinations, culinary traditions as well as an interview about the development and the perspectives of the Montsant with the DO president Pilar Just.