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Tiny and entirely composed of craggy, jagged and deeply terraced vineyards, Priorat is a Catalan wine-producing region that was virtually abandoned until the early 1990s. Its renaissance came with the arrival of one man, René Barbier, who recognized the region’s forgotten potential. He banded with five friends to create five “Clos” in the village of Gratallops. Their aim was to revive some of Priorat’s ancient Carignan vines, as well as plant new—mainly French—varieties. These winemakers were technically skilled, well-trained and locally inspired; not surprisingly their results were a far cry from the few rustic and overly fermented wines already produced.

This movement escalated Priorat’s popularity for a few reasons. Its new wines were modern and made with well-recognized varieties, namely old Carignan and Grenache blended with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. When the demand arrived, scarcity commanded higher prices and as the region discovered its new acclaim, investors came running from near and far. Within ten years, the area under vine practically doubled.

Priorat’s steep slopes of licorella (brown and black slate) and quartzite soils, protection from the cold winds of the Siera de Monstant and a lack of water, leading to incredibly low vine yields, all work together to make the region’s wines unique. While similar blends could and are produced elsewhere, the mineral essence and unprecedented concentration of a Priorat wine is unmistakable.

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  • La Cartuja Priorat 2017  Front Label
    La Cartuja Priorat 2017
    Other Red Blends from Priorat, Spain
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    • Clos Mogador Priorat 2017  Front Label
      Clos Mogador Priorat 2017
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      • Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas Priorat 2016  Front Label
        Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas Priorat 2016
        Rhone Red Blends from Priorat, Spain
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      • Mas Doix Salanques 2016  Front Label
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      • Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops 2018  Front Label
        Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops 2018
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      • Buil and Gine Priorat Gine Gine 2017  Front Label
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        • Conreria d'Scala Dei Black Slate Escaladei 2018  Front Label
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          • Conreria d'Scala Dei Les Brugueres 2017 Front Label
            Conreria d'Scala Dei Les Brugueres 2017
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            • Scala Dei Priorat Prior 2016 Front Label
              Scala Dei Priorat Prior 2016
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              • Marco Abella Clos Abella 2015  Front Label
                Marco Abella Clos Abella 2015
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