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. 1995 Alvaro Palacios L'Ermita Priorat
    1995 Alvaro Palacios L'Ermita Priorat
    97
    WS
    Such a powerful mouthful of wine that after swallowing, it's almost hard to talk. Explosively aromatic, with jam, tar, licorice and exotic spices, it leads with concentrated fruit,..." Learn More
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    As low as $540.00
  2. 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+
    RP
    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 $115.00
  3. 2017 familia torres cos perpetual Spain Red
    2017 Familia Torres Cos Perpetual
    94
    VM
    Glass-staining violet. A pungent, mineral-accented bouquet evokes fresh cherry, boysenberry and licorice, along with a suave floral overtone and a hint of smokiness. Sappy and expa..." Learn More
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    As low as $79.95
  4. 2018 familia nin ortiz nit de nin la coma den romeu Spain Red
    2018 Familia Nin Ortiz Nit de Nin La Coma d'En Romeu
    98
    JD
    Revealing a lighter ruby, translucent hue, the 2018 Nit De Nin La Coma D'En Romeu comes from a single 11-hectare, cooler vineyard planted all to Garnacha. An incredible nose of blu..." Learn More
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    As low as $155.00
  5. 2019 alvaro palacios finca dofi Red Spain
    2019 Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi
    97
    RP
    The single-vineyard red 2019 Finca Dofí comes from the 14 hectares of vines planted across three parajes (lieu-dits) in Gratallops. This year, it's 87% Garnacha, 12% Cari&nt..." Learn More
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    As low as $89.99
  6. 2020 clos i terrasses clos erasmus Spain Red
    2020 Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus
    100
    RP
    The still young and primary 2020 Clos Erasmus feels very floral and ethereal (within Priorat and Clos Erasmus); it's a fresher and lighter expression but without being weak. It's s..." Learn More
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    As low as $299.00
  7. 2020 clos i terrasses laurel Spain Red
    2020 Clos i Terrasses Laurel
    96
    RP
    2020 was a challenging year that gave them a lot of work in the vineyard, but it it paid off. The 2020 Laurel feels very elegant, balanced and fresh, a little lighter perhaps, with..." Learn More
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    As low as $67.99
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