Priorat Wine

This region within Catalunya (Catalonia) is known for its distinguishing soil type, known locally as licorella (The Catalan word for “licorice”) and to the rest of Spain as pizarra. The soil resembles shiny, black rock, with veins of brown-red, minerally earth. In some places this crumbles easily and in others it’s very rigid. This forces the vines’ roots to dig very deep for water, adding mineral intensity to the grapes grown there. The arid region receives a small amount of rainfall, making yields low compared to the rest of the country. Therefore, wines from this region, which can be concentrated and magnificent, are also quite costly. In 2000, the region was awarded the country’s highest designation, DOCa (Denominacion de Origen Calificada). 

Priorat wines are produced predominately with Garnacha, often blended with Cariñena, and sometimes additionally Syrah (giving it a distinct Rhone-like expression), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 
 
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  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

Popular Wineries in Priorat View all

  • Capafons-Osso

    Capafons-Ossó family has been dedicated to growing vineyards and producing wines for five genera...

  • Rotllan Torra

    Rotllan Torra is completely devoted to wine production and wants to share this fantastic experien...

  • Genium Celler

    In the year 2002, six families with a long tradition in wine cultivation in the municipality of P...

  • Francisco Castillo

    New to the United States, Clos Dominic embodies the region of Priorat with its very small product...

  • DEVINSSI

    Devinssi is a winery in Gratallops, Priorat Qualified Designation of Origin. Brands: Il·lia, Mas ...

  • Vall Llach

    Celler Vall Liach believes in the controlled microproduction of its vineyards and "trossos" so...

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Priorat on Snooth

  • I see where the black slate comes from.  I recently tried a red from Priorat and found it very tasty - more body than the wines from Rioja. Read More

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  • Best in Show: Dragon Provence Rose Cuvee 20162nd Place: Scalia De Priorat  "Black Slate" (after 2hour opened) 20153rd Place Finca Sophenia Chardonnay Mendoza Andes Argentina 20155 Stars: Thanks to this community of wine loving fans...All of the wines were appreciated and enjoyed and  All of the wines were ordered for the Holidays. Every one. Read More

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  • Priorat Vineyards pic. Read More

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  • And Yes.-the Closer is a close 2nd. Conreria d' Scala Dei Priorat Black Slate. Read More

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  • The 2018 UNDER 20 Tasting is scheduled for November 15 at Eastpointe Singer ... ... d' Scala Dei. -Priorat Black Slate... the Closer&nbs Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... of ... Al Límit 2010 Priorat Pedra de Guix White  |  2 in stock  |  $84.99 Terroir Al Límit 2011 Priorat Torroja Vi de la Vila Dominik Huber of Terroir al Límit uncovers an unheralded side of Priorat in his inspired "village" red, the Torroja Vi de Vila. The Gar... Read More

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  • Juan Gil Bluegray Priorat 2013

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    A bit racy when first uncorked, but given the time it opens up with a very dry and slightly spicy finish. Read More

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  • Mark, that personalized label reminds me of the Old Vine "F"red from ... ... Volk.Had this nice white Priorat tonght.  I go back to this quite often as a daily drinker, a nice diversion from the regular whites and about $1 Read More

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  • A few recent purchases. Thanks to RCKR1951 for the H3 Blend suggestion, this ... Good call RCKR1951.Bluegray Priorat 2013, Spain45% Garnacha, 30% Mazuelo, 25% Cabernet SauvignonHaven't tried yet, but I anticipate happiness. (-:Domaine Rolet Arbois 2011, France/Jura40% Poulsard, 30% Pinot, 30% TrousseauHaven't tried yet, really interested in th... Read More

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  • Greg's opinions shouldn't really count in this context since he's a ... for him (southern Rhone or Priorat). I've had some Priorat garnachas that almost taste like burgundies, anyway.Greg, what was your F-i-L playing?BLM, do you smoke any of your sausage?Great photo, DV. He was famous for spending way too many hours and days and weeks and month... Read More

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