Priorat

(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called llicorella made of a brown slate mixed together with rocks. Mountains surround the area and the vines are tended by hand.

Notable Facts

The red wines here are based on Garnacha, and produce inky wine with intense fruit flavors of blackberry and plums, not to mention a required minimum of 13.5% alcohol. The secondary grape of the region is Carinena (Carignan in France). This grape has lost favor in most parts of the world due to its rustic nature, but here in Priorat it's a welcome structural addition to the Garnacha based wines.
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  • Marco Abella Mas Mallola 2008
    $48.99
    Ships Fri, Apr 3
  • Vall Llach Porrera de Vi de Vila Priorat 2010
    $64.99
    Ships Mon, Mar 30
  • La Cartuja Priorat 2012
    $17.99
    Ships Mon, Mar 30
  • Mas Doix Salanques 2010
    $39.99
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  • Vall Llach Embruix 2012
    $25.99
    Ships Mon, Mar 30

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