Montsant was established only in 2001 when the prime vineyards of high-altitude Falset won separate DO status from Tarragona.
The area is made up of a particularly dynamic set of producers and its vineyards form an almost complete circle around Priorato. Indeed a number of winemakers work in both DOs and they can often be seen comparing notes at El Cairat restaurant in Falset.
Like its illustrious neighbour; Priorat, Montsant produces concentrated red wines from old vine Garnacha Tinta and Cariñena and international grapes have adapted well here in recent years. Montsant’s producers are a combination of modern co-operatives and family bodegas. They are united in their quest for high quality making so this a region for wine lovers to keep a close eye on.