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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  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Priorat View all

  • 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...

  • Mas Igneus

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

  • Capafons-Osso

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

  • 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...

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Priorat on Snooth

  • Cameron Hughes Priorat Lot 49 2004

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    Complex and deep in unique taste. Earthiness. After the first bottle, I ordered another 18 to cellar for at least five years. I think this will open up beautifully with time. Good now but will be excellent in the future. It is a treat. Read More

    Wine review by dem5f


  • Clos Erasmus Grenache Blend Priorat 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by Maartentermeulen


  • Mas de Can Blau 2004

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    A lot of tannins right off the first taste, very dry with some fruit, a bit of earth and smoke. Would be better with wine and cheese, not a stand a lone wine Read More

    Wine review by BCoyle


  • Onix Priorat 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by EPerdomo


  • Priorat Blanco Mas d'En Compte 2006

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    http://www.spittoon.biz/celler_cal_pla_mas_den_compte.htmlA stunning aroma - aromatic, flora hints, a 'coolness'. The palate, perfectly balanced, offers texture and layers of flavour in abundance. Lemon, white blossom, spice and hints of apricot, orange and vanilla. The acidty adds a little raciness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Priorat Blanco Mas d'En Compte 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Hello, I have 6 bottles of Nit de Nin 2005. This wine is made by Ester Nin Llort, she is the enologist of Clos Erasmus.This wine have 98 points RP and it's too dificult to find one bottle.I live in Spain and I want to sell this bottles.If some one are interested in this bottles, please contact me by email: imasvidal@gmail.com Read More

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  • Hello, I have 6 bottles of Nit de Nin 2005. This wine is made by Ester Nin Llort, she is the enologist of Clos Erasmus.This wine have 98 points RP and it's too dificult to find one bottle.I live in Spain and I want to sell this bottles.If some one are interested in this bottles, please contact me by email: imasvidal@gmail.com Read More

    Forum post in the topic 6 Bottles of Nit de Nin 2005...


  • Alvaro Palacios Red Blend Priorat l'Ermita 1997

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    No written review

    Wine review by MikeSwede


  • Onix Priorat 2006

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    Given that I'm giving this thing five full cups, let's start with the bad: there's no discernible vintage on this bottle. "CLÀSSIC" vintage. I don't know what the red symbol is, but I don't like that, either. Nevertheless, this is a damn good wine. Pleasant on the nose and medium-bodied on the palate. If you're like everyone else these days (lo... Read More

    Wine review by redatom


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