Portal del Montsant Bruberry 2011
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The climatology of the region (Masroig, Molar, Capçanes, Marçá) is strictly Mediterranean, with some continental characteristic for the vineyards placed in the northern part and the highest part of the D.O. (700-800 meters) in Cornudella.
The predominant varieties in the red wines from Portal del Montsant are: carignan, grenache and syrah. White grenache, and grey grenache for the white wines.
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.