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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  • 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...

  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • 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"...

Popular Wineries in Priorat View all

  • Mas Igneus

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

  • Gratavinum

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

  • 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...

  • Bodegues Ametller Civill SA.

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

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Priorat on Snooth

  • 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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    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


  • Hey Everyone I'm totally new to Priorat but one thing I can say is the few I've had (all from Mas Doix) were some of the most fantastic wines I've ever had. So I'm wondering if there are any Priorat lovers out there that can give me an idea of producers to look for and maybe vintages to seek out both value and life changing. Also, wh... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help with Priorat


  • Mas Doix Grenache Blend Priorat Salanques 2004

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    60% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 5% Merlot, 5% Cab Sauv, 5% Syrah. This wine is rocking! I love it. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


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