DiT Cellar Cabirol Montsant
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Region: Montsant, Spain
Grape varieties: Garnacha and Tempranillo
DiT Cellar Cabirol Montasant is silky, juicy, and fresh. Raspberry and cherry flavors are vibrant and intense with floral notes and spice.
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About DiT Cellar Cabirol Montsant
DiT Cellar Cabirol Montsant is silky, juicy, and fresh. Raspberry and cherry flavors are vibrant and intense with floral notes and peppery spice. The jamjar fruit elements are lifted with racy acidity and held together with harmonious tannins. Great complexity with impressive evolution and length from start to finish.
About DiT Cellar
Winemakers Dani Sanchez and Toni Coca met at the beginning of their careers, working together in the Priorat region fifteen years ago. They both went on to start their own wineries – Azul y Garanza in Navarra (Dani) and Coca i Fitó in Montsant (Toni). And founded the DiT Celler project together, combining their strengths and knowledge to make the first organic wines in the D.O. Montsant and D.O. Terra Alta. Today, DIT Celler is owned and operated by Dani exclusively.
Montsant is a wine region in Catalonia, northern Spain. The gently undulating area was formerly categorized as a viticultural sub-zone of Tarragona, but local growers felt the high-altitude vineyards here earned the region recognized as a DO in their own right. As a result, the Montsant DO was created in 2001, its name is taken from the Montsant massif (‘holy mountain’) that dominates the region’s landscape.
Montsant lies west of Tarragona city and forms a ‘C’ shape that almost completely surrounds the prestigious Priorat region. Vines were first introduced to the area by the Romans thousands of years ago, and Catholic monks continued the viticultural tradition during the Middle Ages. By the 19th Century, wines from Montsant were receiving praise at universal exhibitions.
The topography of Montsant is highly varied, with the most prized vineyards located in terraces on steeply sloping sites, often interspersed with pine, almond and olive trees at altitudes between 50 and 700 meters (164 and 2,296 ft) above sea level. The average altitude of the zone is 360 meters (1,180ft) above sea level, rising steadily in the northwest and southeast as it approaches the Montsant and Montsalt mountains respectively.
Vines benefit from intense Mediterranean sunshine during the day and relatively cool temperatures at night. This high diurnal temperature variation assists in the development of complex aromas in the grapes while preserving vital acidity. The soil is a local specialty known as ‘llicorella’, which is high in granite and slate components. Together, these growing conditions result in the region’s wines being concentrated and expressive of the local terroir.
Montsant has earned a reputation for its high-quality red wines, particularly those based on old Garnacha and Carinena (Carignan) vines. Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Spain’s darling, and international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah also perform very well here. Most red wines are typically intended for aging and exhibit velvety textures even after a short time in oak. The old vines offer particularly complex examples.