Jorge Ordóñez was the first person to introduce D.O. Montsant into the United States in 2004. Bodegas Ordóñez began producing Zerran in D.O. Montsant in 2010 in order to showcase the tremendous value that this unheralded region represents. Montsant is comprised of twelve small villages that were part of the historic Priorat region but were ignored when D.O. Priorat was formed. It is characterized by a unique geography of terraced mountainside vineyards planted in a complex diversity of soil types in a warm, Mediterranean climate.
Bodegas Ordóñez works with several dry farmed, head trained vineyards of Garnacha, Cariñena (Mazuelo), and Syrah planted in a three separate soil types. The Garnacha is planted in licorella black slate, the Cariñena is planted in sandy clay, and the Syrah is planted in calcareous limestone soils. The vineyards are vinified separately to preserve the unique expression of each site. A selective blending process is used to assemble Zerran, a wine with tremendous depth and complexity that represents incredible quality for the price.