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
    94
    W&S
    No written review provided | 94 W&S..." Learn More
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    As low as $21.95
  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 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2019 celler cecelio black slate gratallops Spain Red
    2019 Celler Cecelio Black Slate Gratallops
    96
    JD
    A blend of 64% Grenache, 27% Carignan and 9% Syrah, the 2019 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De Vila comes from one of the warmer regions in the Priorat. Gorgeous black raspberries, liqu..." Learn More
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    As low as $24.99
  8. 2019 clos mogador Spain Red
    2019 Clos Mogador
    98
    RP
    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 $99.99
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