Portal del Montsant Bruberry 2011
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Portal del Montsant was founded in 2003, after taking the reins on the old wine cooperative Marcá, and their legacy of over a century of winemaking. This increasingly popular Montsant winery stands out for its use of local grape varieties -Garnache and Cariñena- usually coming from over 60 years old vines.
The climate of the region (south of Barcelona) is typically mediterranean, with the vineyards such as Cornudella to the north, and at an elevation of 700-800 meters, enjoying some characteristics of a continental climate.
Small parcels of land, high quality crus, and a wide variety of soils (clay rich, chalky and sandy), make for an interesting selection of individual wines, rich in variety and personality, subtle, fragrant and complex.
Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.