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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Montsant, do created in cataluña in 2001 which used to be known as the Falset subregion of the tarragona do. Its 1,900 ha/4,700 acres of vineyards were given their own identity in order to highlight its superior quality. It has less of the schist soils of its neighbour priorat but otherwise its old Garnacha and Cariñena vineyards on steep slopes enable it to produce wines of very similar style and quality at much lower prices.