Celler el Masroig Les Sorts Blanc is a beautiful white wine from the Montsant region of northeast Spain. The Montsant region received DO status in 2001 and lies west of Barcelona bordering on the north of Priorat. Celler el Masroig was founded in 1917 as the Cooperativa of El Masroig. It is an association of grape and olive oil producers with approximately 300 members who are associated owners of the company. The winemaker is the young and dynamic Carles Escolar, who strongly believes in the potential of the Montsant appellation. Jay Miller of Wine Advocate praised the winery in April 2008:
Celler El Masroig, located in the up-and-coming region of Montsant, is a role model for how a cooperative ought to function. The winery keeps only the best grapes and sells off the rest to other producers, some of whom are quite well known. The wines are very fairly priced and offer an excellent price to quality ratio from the top to the bottom of the portfolio.
He rated this wine 91 points! Sounds like a true wine gem!
Celler el Masroig Les Sorts Blanc is 100% White Grenache from the oldest vineyards, some up to 65 years old. The wine was aged for five months in 25% American and 75% French oak barrels, with regular batonnage. It is soft gold in color with an aromatic nose of white peaches, almonds, mineral notes and spice. Round and smooth on the palate, it is medium-full in body with rich flavors of pears, peaches, herbs and spice. It is long and rich on the finish.
Enjoy Masroig Les Sorts Blanc over the next 4-5 years with baked halibut, grilled shrimp, paella, and cheeses.