It’s the time of year when a lot of our vintages are changing over as well as some new arrivals hitting the shelves like the wines from Logan and Barale. But another little winery we have started to bring is Bauma from Montsant. Montsant is located in the province of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain). It used to be known as Falset a subregion of Tarragona DO, but was upgraded to it own DO in the 2001. There are currently about 5,100 acres of vineyards, with Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Negro, Samsó, Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet planted among others. The red wines produced in Montsant tend to be of a style similar to Priorat, in a powerful full-bodied style.
The Bauma Barrica is a classic Mediterranean blend ( 60% Garnacha Negro and 40% Samsó, a traditional variety in this part of spain aged for 6 months in french and american oak) is deep cherry in colour. Intense aromas of red fruits with hints of mineral, toast and tobacco. On the palate the spice comes through with forest fruits and notable oak. Great with lamb dishes, grilled steak with red wine sauce or carpaccio.