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. Rotllan Torra Amadis
    2001 Rotllan Torra Amadis - 750 ml
    93-95
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    Tasted just before it was bottled, there will be 4,800 bottles of the 2001 Amadis (a blend of 45% Grenache and 20% Carig..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $54.95
  2. 2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin Spain White 750 ml
    2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin - 750 ml
    95+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The white from Clos Mogador, the 2016 Nelin has concentration and a juicy palate with a flinty/reductive twist... This i..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $57.95
  3. 2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Spain Red 750 ml
    2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Keeping the classical profile, the 2016 Clos Mogador has been fine tuned, reducing the French grapes, and it matured app..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $74.95
  4. 2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel Spain Red 750 ml
    2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel - 750 ml
    95
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 Laurel is sensational stuff and, in truth, matches several older vintages of the grand vin in quality. A blend ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $47.95
  5. 2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin Spain Red 750 ml
    2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin - 750 ml
    95
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    Availability: In Stock
    The 2017 Planetes de Nin comes from the four hectares of 20-year-old Garnacha and 11-year-old Cariñena in the Pla..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $44.99
  6. 2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin Mas d’en Cacador Spain Red 750 ml
    2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin Mas d’en Cacador - 750 ml
    97+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2017 Nit de Nin Mas d’en Caçador is a vintage they talk about like this: "We will remember this vi..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $99.00
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