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Five Priorat wines to know

Complex, rich, and elegant, the DOQ Priorat wines are well deserved of their fame. Following are a few quick highlights from this wondrous region. Find full reviews of all the wines in the Priorat guide

  1. Álvaro Palacios – l’Ermita 2013
    Rated a “perfect” 100 points in The Wine Advocate, generally a well-regarded wine of 100% old-vine Grenache in Gratallops. It also happens to be the most expensive wine in the region.
  2. Arrels del Priorat – Ca les Viudes NV
    A vi ranci that was also rated 100 points. A different style of wine derived from the solera method, it is an oxidized wine that is elegant, nuanced and singular
  3. Clos Mogador – Clos Mogador 2012
    The first vi de finca in Catalonia this wine shows how one of the original wineries is able to continue making excellent wines. Floral aromas as well as dark fruits from a year that was quite hot. The wine takes hours to fully open up and exposures new layers of complexity as it does.
  4. Mas Martinet – Els Escurçons 2012
    The first wine in Priorat to be made with the ‘re-discovered- amphora techniques, Sara Pérez has created a wine that is a fresh while at the same time deep and expressive of the territory from which is comes.
  5. Ripoll Sans – 5 Partides 2010
    A vi de vila from Gratallops made from Carignan that shows how excellent this variety can be when grown in Priorat. Wildly spicy and full of dark fruit notes.

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