Priorat Wines

Priorat Wines

Best Priorat Wines

With over five thousand acres of vineyards stretching towards the horizon, the Catalonian DOQ known as Priorat is a truly magical place. It boasts a completely unique terroir, characterized primarily by a volcanic combination of black slate and quartz, a profile that further splits into several viticultural microcosms. The climate in the area differs from more continental regions in that it receives coverage from both cold northern winds and the warm, eastern Mistral. The rivers Siurana and Monsant bring life to the surrounding valleys, and the soil composition helps anchor the plants, saving them from winds that would cripple the plants in other areas. It’s worth mentioning that the terroir of the area is often expressed through one particular scent, and that is wet pavement. Imagine taking a walk in the outskirts of town, as a gorgeous rainbow arch splits the sky after rainfall. The smell of moisture in the air juxtaposed with warm nostalgia.

These conditions are perfect for the region’s dominant grape varietal, the red Garnacha Tinta. Depending on the winery, you should expect to also encounter Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Carignan. The French varietals add a lovely touch of black fruit to any blend they’re in, while the Garnacha and Carignan lean more towards lush red fruit.

This diversity adds to the sense of intrigue during sampling and makes each bottle a completely new and unique journey to drink. The region’s viticultural history dates back to the 12th century, and a developed palate might just allow you to get in touch with a bygone era.

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  1. 2013 gran clos finca el puig priorat Spain Red
    2013 Gran Clos Finca El Puig Priorat
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    As low as $21.95
  2. 2016 clos erasmus laurel Spain Red
    2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel
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    The 2016 Laurel is sensational stuff and, in truth, matches several older vintages of the grand vin in quality. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon,..." Learn More
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    As low as $47.95
  3. 2016 rene barbier clos mogador priorat nelin Spain White
    2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin
    95+
    RP
    The white from Clos Mogador, the 2016 Nelin has concentration and a juicy palate with a flinty/reductive twist that makes it somewhat funky/austere. It matured for one year in oak ..." Learn More
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    As low as $57.95
  4. 2017 celler cal pla black slate porrera Spain Red
    2017 Celler Cal Pla Black Slate Porrera
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  5. 2017 familia nin-ortiz nit de nin mas d’en cacador Spain Red
    2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin Mas d’en Cacador
    97+
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    The 2017 Nit de Nin Mas d’en Caçador is a vintage they talk about like this: "We will remember this vintage as one of the most extreme of the decade, along with t..." Learn More
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    As low as $99.00
  6. 2017 familia nin-ortiz planetes de nin Spain Red
    2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin
    95
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    The 2017 Planetes de Nin comes from the four hectares of 20-year-old Garnacha and 11-year-old Cariñena in the Planetes vineyard in Porrera at 450 meters in altitude. It's 60..." Learn More
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    As low as $44.99
  7. 2018 alvaro palacios les terrasses velles vinyes Spain Red
    2018 Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes
    94
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    The 2018 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes is a blend of 55% Garnacha with 44% Cariñena and 1% white grapes. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented in concrete and oak..." Learn More
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    As low as $37.99
  8. 2018 clos erasmus laurel Spain Red
    2018 Clos Erasmus Laurel
    96
    RP
    The second wine here and one that is easier to drink, the 2018 Laurel was produced with fruit from the younger vines, a couple of barrels that are declassified from Clos Erasmus an..." Learn More
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    As low as $56.99
  9. 2018 rene barbier clos mogador priorat Spain Red
    2018 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat
    98
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    The flagship 2018 Clos Mogador is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented with natural yeasts and showcases their philosop..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  10. 2019 celler cecelio black slate gratallops Spain Red
    2019 Celler Cecelio Black Slate Gratallops
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