Priorat

    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…

    2 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    Est arrivé Fall mais oui poo poo? Vive le bezbol!!

    … in the world. This isn’t terroir. To get to the terroir you need to go deeper.” Rare bottles nearly extinguished brought back to life with care and dedication… spotty leafed newt? Compromise-driven Republican lawmaker? Water responsible farmers in Central Valley? Turf lawns in Beverly Hills? Maybe not that rare. Grassy hints, yellow gold color…

    2 readers - By The Best of Wines

    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…

    3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    … in protecting our natural resources. So I have expanded our dry farming program. For five consecutive years, our vines have been treated with a reduced water supply. Now, close to no irrigation exists. The results have been amazing. The vines adapted. The yields are much lower, but there is a higher concentration of phenolics, color, flavor…

    15 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

    …% Gamay Noir, 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc) – 2011 Domaine du Mortier St Nicolas de Bourgeuil “Dionysos”, Loire Valley (100% Cabernet Franc) – 2012 Les Clos Perdus Corbieres “Cuvee 101″, Languedoc-Roussillon (Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre) Great Wine Buys Whites From Alsace Typically fuller-bodied and nicely textured, Alsatian whites pair well…

    1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

    Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain

    …Nearly very good, but suffers from the same problem as many Priorats… Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain (£11 Sainsbury’s) I like the plump plummy berry notes here, and there’s also a fragrant herb-scented character breezing through the wine. However, some of the fruit seems to have been picked a bit late, so there’s a slightly shrivelled raisinny edge, and this, combined with some new oak, dries out some of the pleasure.…

    9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    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 acidity. Really solid! 4/5 bones $$$$$ Carignan 14% abv Priorat, SPAIN…

    5 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    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…

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Wine Review: Salanques 2009 Mas Doix - Priorat

    …" 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…

    12 readers - By William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine