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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  • Ugni Blanc

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

  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • Grenache

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

  • 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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  • Bodegues Ametller Civill SA.

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

  • Celler Vall Llach

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

  • Francisco Castillo

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

  • Rotllan Torra

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

  • Mas Martinet Viticultors

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

  • Capafons-Osso

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

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Priorat on Snooth

  • I organized a 12 day tour to Spain where we go some incredible wineries, tour ... Duero; then to Rioja Alta; Priorat and Penedes after that. Spanish cooking class and market tour with a master chef, a paella fest on the beach; and there is also free time as well. Looking at a September trip. If it sounds good, let me know by March 15.Thanks.  Read More

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  • Mas Martinet Menut Priorat 2010

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    Good mix of black cherry and blackberry with well integrated toasty oak, hints of minerals and spices. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Cirerets Priorat DOC 2009

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    Wine review by jmns


  • Took me a minute to figure your notes VinoVino...sounds like a nice evening of ... thinking of my few tastes of Priorat. Intrigued me enough to find a bottle of German Dornfelder, which is supposedly the 2nd most planted red wine grape in Germany. &nbs Read More

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  • Okay, we're getting close indeed. Some of you have received final ... even ... ... even a top producer from Priorat. I've got to hear back from one more potential participant, then the final instructions go out.  I'm thinking JenniferT will have to be a gametime decision, and anyone coming from Canada gets a pass on bringing wine or can do wha... Read More

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  • Alvaro Palacios Grenache Blend Priorat Camins del Priorat 2011

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    What was that nose? Grassy? A bit acidic but well balanced with a little time in the glass. One minute, this would be easy drinking and the next sip seemed off balance. Thinking it might be the blend? Not quite sure what I think of this one... Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Costers del Siurana Priorat Cruor Gr-174 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by jbpfran


  • Mas Doix Grenache Blend Priorat Salanques 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • I don't think it's worth anything at all other than curiosity.First of ... became famous as the home of Priorat, but in the 1960s it was a backwater and forgotten and not the place you'd go for good wine.They grew a lot of Garnacha and Carignan for high yields but the wines weren't very good and certainly not something you'd age. Mostly, the r... Read More

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  • Vega Escal Priorat 2008

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    nice nose of raspbery, plum, vanilla....on the palatte it offers rich fruit flavors with mouth watering acidity that leads to a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


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