20 Wines Under $20: Finding Bargains Amid Inflation. (Eric Asimov NYT February 2023)
Orto Vins Montsant Les Argiles d’Orto Vins 2019
Montsant is often a great source for value in rich, structured wines from Catalonia in northeastern Spain, and Orto Vins is one of my favorite Montsant producers. It farms biodynamically, practices regenerative agriculture and makes its wine carefully. Les Argiles is mostly garnacha with about 10 percent carignan grown on clay soils, which gives the wine volume and power. Nonetheless, it’s fresh and tapered, and would go well with roasts and stews.