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Terra Personas is on page 1232;
Terra Personas (Montsant) www.terrapersonas.com
Persoon family Apartado 96, 43730 Falset (Cataluña)
Tel: 662 214291
A small range of bright, forward and immediately approachable wines is produced here.
There is a rosado as well as the nutty, lightly aromatic white and two reds. The bodega is owned by the Dutch Persoon family and there has been winegrowing input from Scottish consultant Norrel Robertson MW, who is based in Calatayud.
The vineyard consists of 10 ha which are protected by the Montsant mountains and planted at around 400 metres altitude. The Blanco from Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo is part tank fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures, its Garnacha Blanca component in small oak.
Of the two reds the Terra Vermella (Carinena, Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) is more approachable and fruit forward.
The Terra Negra is more complex, the influence of around 80% of old Cariñena in the blend with Garnacha and Syrah is immediately apparent on tasting.
Montsant Terra Negra ★★★ £C
Montsant Terra Vermella ★★✩ £B
Montsant Terra Blanca ★★ £B