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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  • Ugni Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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

  • La Pesquera Winery

    Tinto Pesquera is the flagship wine produced by Alejandro Fernández at a bodega he founded in 1...

  • Gratavinum

    In the wild and rugged landscape of the Priorat , a dramatic struggle for survival of the vine is...

  • Conreria d'Scala Dei

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

  • 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...

  • Vall Llach

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

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Priorat on Snooth

  • Cims de Porrera Priorat Solanes 2003

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    Wine review by lspiro


  • Clos Mustardó 2007

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    Intense aroma and very fruity in which the aromas of the grape stand out (blueberry, strawberry, pepper). It is full-bodied in the mouth. Its acidity balance makes it an agile and lively wine. Its evolution in the mouth is magnificent: gliceride and unctuous? with a long after-taste in which the variety of the aromas stand out. Read More

    Wine review by furansesuku


  • Onix Priorat 2005

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    Wine review by lspiro


  • Mas la Mola Negre Priorat 2005

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    LOVE IT FANTASTIC Read More

    Wine review by EDUARDO125


  • Mas la Mola Negre Priorat 2005

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    One of the best new red Priorat wines I ever tried. Fresh blackberry and cherry fruit with mineral notes power estructure with a long and elegant aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EDUARDO125


  • Ombra la Cova Dels Vins 2006

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    This was a very pleasant surprise from the March Wine Library club shipment. If you enjoy chocolate and zinfandel give this wine a shot. Read More

    Wine review by fthead9


  • Vega Esccal Priorat 2005

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    nice solid bottle of entry level Priorat. cherries with hints of mocha. fairly simple but well balanced and quaffable. Read More

    Wine review by 89683palmnut 89683 palmnut


  • Mas Doix "Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles" Priorat 2004

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    Wine review by Alonso Rodriguez


  • Trio Infernal No 2/3 2004

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    Wine review by Alonso Rodriguez


  • Today I visited a liquor store that, for this side of Tokyo, is very ... of ... ... of Spanish red from the Priorat district that I'd bought from him earlier had been damaged. The cork had broken 1/4 of the way up from the bottom when I attempted to pull it, something that very, very rarely happens to me. The wine itself was suffering from ob... Read More

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