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 Blanc

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

  • Grenache

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

  • 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...

  • Ugni Blanc

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

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  • Genium Celler

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

  • Conreria d'Scala Dei

    The Conreria d'Scala Dei producers some of the most special wines from Priorat. Jordi Vidal is th...

  • Bodegues Ametller Civill SA.

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

  • Mas Martinet Viticultors

    Mas Martinet Assessoraments was founded at the end of 2001 as a consequence of the second generat...

  • DEVINSSI

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

  • Capafons-Osso

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

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Priorat on Snooth

  • What herbs/spices in the sausage? What sides?With his first recording would be ... even a southern Rhone or a Priorat. The list could go on, but need more dat Read More

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  • Pasanau Priorat Ceps Nous 2013

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  • Torres Priorat Salmos 2010

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  • Finca Dofi Alvaro Palacios 2014

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  • Mas d'En Gil Priorat Bellmunt 2011

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  • Well it's part of Catalunya and Penedès is where they started making ... Barcelona isn't far from Priorat, so look for some of those wines. They tend to be expensive, but you can find a few that are reasonable. Look for smaller producers of Cava - there's some real good stuff made that doesn't get exported. You can find producers like Recaredo ... Read More

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  • 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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