About Cellers Baronia del Montsant

By Paul Caputo

Cellers Baronia del Montsant is based in Cornudella de Montsant, a small, picturesque village just below the Montsant and Prades Mountains. Here, in the Montsant DO, they make serious red wines with the area’s traditional red varieties Carignan and Grenache. In Catalonia they are known as Carinyena and Garnatxa.

The area experiences the four seasons to their full. Winters are cold and snowfall common; when it melts it provides the vines with the much needed water reserves that will keep them going through the traditionally hot summer months.

Harvesting on the estate is done by hand and takes place around the second week of October. Generally the bunches are de-stemmed and after a light pressing are transported using gravity into tanks where each grape is vinified separately.