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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.  Read more »

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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...

  • Grenache

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  • Grenache Blanc

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... in their ... Erasmus 1998 Priorato   |  4 in stock  |  $149.99 Clos Erasmus 2000 Priorato   |  1 in stock  |  $119.99 Clos l'Eglise 1998 Pomerol 1.5L  |  6 in stock  |  $259.99 Cloudy Bay 2012 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  |  1 in stock  |  $19.99 Colin, Marc 20... Read More

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  • Vina Aruza 2012

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    what a gem! a wonderful old world wine with a sublime, historic, fresh, but ancient taste. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Vinedos de Ithaca Akyles Priorat 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Clos Nelin Clos Nelin Blanco 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Capafons-Ossó Red Blend Priorat Sirsell 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Nicki HJ


  • Crossos 2009

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    A nice Priorat that settled well after a couple of hours. Nice spicy fruit but lacked the certain oomph factor of a solid Priorat. Missing some Cab Sauvignon backbone in my opinion. Read More

    Wine review by Fenderbaum


  • Gran Clos Priorat 2001

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    Opened this wine and let it breathe for a about 20 minutes. Pours a lighter red with some orangish/brown color coming through, showing signs of aging. There are nice aromas of tobacco, leather and dark cherries. Hits the palate with ample amounts of dark cherries. In the middle and on the back end, there are lots of tobacco, leather and some... Read More

    Wine review by steve16046


  • Celler Cal Pla Mas d'En Compte Black Slate 2009

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    A very nice discovery. medium-bodied, fairly silky grenache. Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Mas d'En Compte 2007

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    Komplex. Ein Rotwein mit weisser Farbe! Komplex in der Nase, leichter Barrique Geschmack, kräftig, gute Balance zw. sucre/acidité, eine Entdeckung! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Mas Martinet Viticultors Priorat Clos Martinet 1999

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    Wine review by miguelguau


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