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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  • Grenache

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  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • Ugni Blanc

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Francisco Castillo

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

  • Bodegues Ametller Civill SA.

    This seventh Ametller generation has also begun a new wine-growing project in the neighboring pro...

  • Mas Igneus

    Mas Igneus was founded in 1996, the result of a joint venture between Josep Maria Albet, Josep Ma...

  • Costers del Siurana

    Two decades ago with the foundation of this cellar and the creation of these Wines, Charles Pastr...

  • Rotllan Torra

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

  • Capafons-Osso

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

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Priorat on Snooth

  • Okay, stopped at K&L to pick up those sherries I ordered, and the ... ... Barbaresco and Brunello and Priorat... and while I was there, I bit on that 2011 Barale Serraboella that Paul/Rckr was recommending.  I really liked that wine in Piemonte, which my notes reminded me of, so there it was at $30, and I bit.  Also picked up a 2008 Martinelli... Read More

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  • Gratallops Alvaro Palacios 2013

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  • Okay, in additon to picking up a case of Barolo/Barbaresco via trade from JD ... ... of 2013 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Gratallops. The price was right, and we needed more large, festive bottles. At the same time, I cracked for 4 bottles of 2011 Ugo Lequio Barbaresco Gallina.  Why?  Because when I was in Barbaresco with GdP et al a couple years ... Read More

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  • Grenache as Garnacha and Cabernet are blended in Priorat in some of the top wines like L'Ermita, but there's often Carinena in there, too.  And sometimes other things as well. I had a Furvus from Baja recently that a friend served and it had Barbera and Cab--also new to me.  It was really good. Ruby Cabernet was a hybrid created at Davis, yes?  ... Read More

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  • A good question, that brings out various perspectives on knowledge and taste ... ... I've had certain Priorat garnachas that I and other experienced drinkers have identified as having pinot-like character.If Burgundy reds, then that leads to further drilling down on which styles? Some Pommards taste almost like a Bordeaux--known because I've ... Read More

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  • Good distinction. If someone else pours, I may drink a lot of stuff I ... Torra Tirant from Priorat. Goes for somewhere near a hundred bucks and some bottles can seem like chemical solvents.Renegade Wine Co - don't recall the exact label but they do a few reds in Washington. I stupidly purchased a few untasted. They were from Garagiste about th... Read More

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  • So some of those places are near Madrid but it's pretty exhausting getting ... ... are pretty bad actually. Priorat isn't a tourist place so much either, and frankly, neither are the wine regions of Valencia, Jumilla, etc. However, it's worth going there anyway. In fact, almost all of the places mentioned are worth seeing just for themselves.I... Read More

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  • Didn't bother mentioning Madrid as a base because a) that's talking ... hardly. I was worried that Priorat would be a hard single-day roundtrip when I was first thinking of Barcelona, but Rioja from Madrid? Forgettabout it. Ribera del Duero is much closer but Valencia still seems the smaller, more accessible area and easier to cope with. And i... Read More

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  • Greg's comments are spot-on, but for the sake of argument I'll suggest ... possible regions, including Priorat). So you have Bordeaux's blends from big famous chateaux, Burgundy's Pinot Noir and some of the best food on earth, or Barcelona's garnacha and ditto the food to choose among. Tough job, but looks like you've willing to take on the ta... Read More

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  • Clos Martinet Priorat Spain Priorat Grenache Blend 2006

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    Wine review by Dave Mooty


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