One of our favourite wines and highly recommended by customers too. Something different and wonderful from the tiny DO of Montsant in north-eastern Spain.
60% Garnatxa, 40% Samsó (Carinyena)
Free delivery in Ireland/NI on all orders over €150
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93/100 points Guía de Vinos y Aceites 2021
93/100 points Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2021
93/100 points Guía de Vinos ABC 2021 –Juan Fernández-Cuesta
93/100 points Guía Peñín 2022
92/100 points Guía Peñín 2021
92.15/100 points Wine Up! 2022
91/100 points Wine Advocate 2020 (Robert Parker)
91/100 points in Vinous (USA) by Josh Reynolds
9.16/10 points Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2021
Full-bodied, supple, dark-fruited red blend from the vertiginous slopes of Montsant, a DO in Cataluña that encircles the better-known and more expensive Priorat.
An inviting and invigorating fragrance of cedar, spice box, and black cherry leads on to a smooth, ripe-berried palate of considerable complexity and power. Silky tannins imbue this Samsó (Carignan) based Penedès blend with a dusty plushness that is very appealing.
Enjoy Acústic with hearty casseroles and grilled meats, or to make an impression at any gathering where good wine is called for.
Acústic produces wines from 40- to 65-year-old Samsó, the local name for Cariñena, and Garnacha. The wine offers the aromas and flavours of Priorat at a far more friendly price. The Wine Buyer's Guide
Offers up a lightly roasted bouquet of spice box, earthy minerals, tobacco, and black cherry. Sweetly-fruited, dense, layered wine that has years of ageing potential! An outstanding value proposition that will deliver prime drinking from 2012 to 2019. Wine Advocate, 91 points
Catalonia’s Montsant DO was carved out of the Tarragona DO in 2001. This promotion came about as a result of the region's consistent ability to produce high-quality wines, and a need to establish a separate identity for its prime high-altitude vineyards. Montsant, which lies west of Tarragona, almost completely surrounds the more well-known Priorat.
Most of the prized sites within Montsant are located on elevated steep slopes, where the vines enjoy long hours of Mediterranean sunshine during the day and cold temperatures at night, assisting in the development of aromas while maintaining vital acidity in the grapes. The soil here is a local speciality known as llicorella, which is high in granite and slate components.
Montsant has earned a reputation for its high-quality red wines in particular; especially those based on old Garnacha (Grenache) and Samsó (Carignan) vines. Tempranillo (called Ull de Llebre locally) and international varieties also do well here. A small quantity of white (Chardonnay, Macabeo and Garnacha Blanca) is produced, along with rosé and sweet wines.
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