Joan and Josep d’Anguera have been busy. On their father’s untimely death, and with the guidance of their mother Merce, the brothers have been working on their own approach to Montsant viticulture and deﬁning the style of wines that are produced in this up-and-coming D.O. of Spain.
Established in 1820, the Bodega is one of the oldest family-owned properties in the region. However now, despite seven generations of winemaking, the Bodega is deﬁning a “different” Montsant; one that isn’t trying to be a copy of Priorat.
Turning to biodynamic farming practices, crushing by foot and only partially de-stemming, the brothers now favour older barrels, foudres and cement tanks. Perhaps most importantly, Joan and Josep are now focused on Garnacha (or more appropriately, “Garnatxa”, the old Catalan name for the grape).
The resulting wines are a revelation for the D.O.
Returning to the lighter style of wines that were traditionally made in Montsant, Joan d’Anguera delivers highly approachable, yet elegant wines that balance soft, perfumed fruit with purity and freshness.