Priorat is a comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain. The central part of the comarca, "Priorat històric," produces the famous and prestigious wine of the Denominación de Origen Calificada Priorat. Wines from elsewhere in the comarca are denominated as Montsant. The area is also known for the production of hazelnuts.Priorat had a steady loss of population during the 20th century, but has recently as of 2004 experienced a more prosperous economy, resulting in an end to this trend. In 2001, the population was 9,196, with only the capital (Falset) exceeding a population of 1,000.
Posts about Priorat
  • Vinyes Altair 2006 Imaginacio, Priorat

    … Priorat is an up and coming wine region in Spain. The steep slopes and granite laced soils produce complex wines much in demand by wine lovers. Since the production there is limited, I haven’t sampled many wines from this area. That’s something I’m hoping to correct. On the nose there is red berry and damp earth. In the glass it is dark ruby…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • From Value to World-Class – Celebrating 30 Years of Spanish Wines in USA

    … requires JavaScript. 1984 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera DO Ribera del Duero ($30/current release, 100% Tempranillo) – 1984 was very unusual year – grapes were harvested in December(!). Nose – wow! Everything you want in the red wine – cedar box, red fruit, spice cabinet – warm, inviting. Palate – young, astringent, with very present…

    Talk-A-Vino- 3 readers -
  • Amy Butler Talks about Carignan

    … the consulting winemaker at LXV (a post that will be coming soon) and has her own label, Ranchero Cellars. Amy’s big thing is the carignan grape (also spelled carignane). We’ll let you look at the video to tell you why. We’ve tasted the wine and it was awesome! The post Amy Butler Talks about Carignan appeared first on … 1 readers -
  • Vall Llach: Exploring the Red Wines of Priorat in Spain

    … Vines or Twizzlers. (Sidebar: I prefer the latter.) I’d also like to say something about the alcohol levels in these wines. They are high, over 15%. I will admit that I tend to be a delicate flower when it comes to ABV in wine. I like lacy, elegant bottles that clock in under 13%. At the very least, under 14%. But none of these wines tasted boozy…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • 2010 Terroir Al Límit Soc. Lda. Vi de Villa...

    … 2010 Terroir Al Límit Soc. Lda. Vi de Villa Torroja Feelin’ hip with this Priorat (especially after it’s been opened for a few hours). Awesome nose of black cherry, smoke, tobacco, and overall gentleman’s den. Notes of brandy, cherry liqueur chocolates, and almost Pedro Ximénez-like notes? Crushed dried violets, cinnamon stick, dark wood…

    Shiba Sommelier- 1 readers -
  • A Spanish pair from Montsant and Priorat

    …, they both have good acidity and are not full of big fruit. Casa Rojo is an old Spanish negocient firm that produces wine from vineyards located throughout the country. The 2013 Casa Rojo, Macquinon, Priorat is meant to highlight the slate soils of the region. That goal is achieved through mineral rich flavors of cooler fruit. I realize there is debate…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

    … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

    From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
  • On Top of the World

    … While not on the summit of the highest mountains in the world, we felt like we were on a pinnacle of vineyards in Priorat and Montsant. We were visiting Capafons Osso Cellars that has vineyards in both in Priorat and Montsant. They also have two wineries, one in each region. We were visiting the vineyards in Priorat on another fine sunny day…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 2 readers -
  • Where is the Priorat?

    … Typical hillside vineyard of the Priorat Where is the Priorat wine region? The Priorat has vaulted into one of the most prestigious wine regions of the world. It is located in Spain due west of the city of Tarragonia on the east coast of Spain. Just north of Tarragonia on the coast is Barcelona. The Priorat wine area has been awarded Spain’s…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 3 readers -
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