My Photo

search the juice

January 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    


  • Food & Drink Blog Top Sites

« Non-Rosé Rosé | Main | Basic Juice Top Ten »

11 August 2007

Ring Around the Prio

Random Trivia Question:  Without looking at a map, where is the youngish Spanish DO, Montsant, located?

tick tick tick tick tick ring

Montsant_2 Montsant forms a horseshoe/Pacman/macrophage (for the cell-bio/wine lovers amongst us) around the power wine producing place called Priorato in Catalonia.

If you're at all familar with the concentrated, chewy wines of Priorato, wine from Montsant tastes like a slightly less pumped up sibling.

Acustic Acustic* Cellar Vinyes Velles Nobles Garnatxa i Samso 2005 ($13-$16) - For those who don't speak Catalonian, Garnatxa is Grenache and Samso is Carignan.  This wine tastes nothing like many other Grenache-containing wine you may have sipped from Spain.  The style is decidedly modern - as are many wines from neighboring Priorato.  Acustic is big, brawny and chewy.  It obviously spent around a year in oak, which is a good thing as minus those months in wood, Acustic would have been flabby.  In fact, my tasting note of Acustic dealt in textures rather than flavors.  The interaction of brawn and spine is what makes this wine very appealing.  Try this wine with grilled lamb chops, sauteed portobellas or a takeout gyro.

While most of my recent Spanish sipping has been of the "cheerful chugger" variety, this representative of Montsant reminded me that for those who venture above the $10-level, many of Spain's wines are bound to surprise with style & complexity.

*There was some poetic malarky on the rear label describing the wine as 'acoustic' - unplugged, as it were.  However, I don't quite get it as the wine claims much of its character from being 'plugged in' to the barrel.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ring Around the Prio:



Thank you for using the word macrophage in a wine-related post. You've made my scientist heart giggle.


We've just started importing the Acustic wines into Ireland. Thanks for the kind of post I like to read. I enjoyed 'macrophage' too, though it is a bit of a mouthful and I'm no scientist.

buy kamagra

hey amazing info thnks

no prescription needed



Best offers for popular online pills [url=]cheap clonazepam[/url] [url=]buy zolpidem online[/url] [url=]propecia without prescription[/url] [url=]


Find out how to buy <a href="">cheap viagra</a> and save tons of money.

Jeff Paul

Interesting post! I am a new in internet marketing. I don’t have much knowledge about it but I’m searching for good material which helps me in moving my business.

Order Viagra

Good Work!

Buy Propecia Clinically Proven Treatment for Your Hair Loss

Propecia Finasteride by Merck is FDA approved medicine for baldness. Propecia is available online on prescription. Buy Propecia Finasteride hair loss treatment pill online on prescription with free home delivery in UK. Visit for more information on Hair Loss Treatment.

Generic Viagra

How Taken - Allegra is a capsule or tablet to be taken orally with a full glass of water twice a day, in the morning and the evening. Follow the prescription carefully.


thanks for the share

Cheap Viagra

nice website good read

Viagra Pharmacy

Hello, good post. I think your blog is the best!

buy viagra

amazing post about Ring Around the Prio thanks for sharing

xl pharmacy

it is located 300mts south and 100south from the homeless guy...isn't it? Not I'm kidding I have not idea and I just come back to your blog to tell you how I appreciate interesting information you daily share with us.

The comments to this entry are closed.

site sponsors

Vino Voyeur