Priorat

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.
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    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.

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    • 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 Xi ...

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 2010 Mas Doix 1902 Centenary Carignan Priorat Let me let you...

    … 2010 Mas Doix 1902 Centenary Carignan Priorat Let me let you guys in on a little secret. This is some special stuff made from 100% Carignan grapes planted in 1902. Crazy cool, right? It’s delicious. Smoky fruit, blackberries, and cherries. Serrano ham, earth, and horse leather with dark spices and wood notes. This is a “wake-up wine” with great…

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  • 2012 Portal del Priorat Gotes Feeling a little predatory with...

    … 2012 Portal del Priorat Gotes Feeling a little predatory with this Priorat! Tons of red and black cherries. Fruit leather, real leather, and oak notes on the nose. Baked strawberries and cherries on the palate with hints of diced, roasted almonds. A bit simple. 3/5 bones $$ Grenache, Carignan 14.5% abv Priorat, SPAIN …

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  • Wine Review: Salanques 2009 Mas Doix - Priorat

    … the "orphaned" RAW files for images of the Salanques Mas Doix. Success! My review may be several months late, but this is a wine worthy finding. Note: I like the look of the label. Very cool and presents well. This is my first exposure to Priorat wines. Priorat is a Catalan Denominació d'Origen Qualificada (DOQ) in Catalan for wines produced in the Priorat…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 12 readers -