Priorat red wines
had the most roaring success of all wine regions in Spain. Just a few decades ago, the small area in Tarragona (Catalonia) was almost unknown, only a few wineries took the trouble to cultivate the old vines with the extremely low yields. The Priorato boom
began in the early 1990s, when modern red wines with immense concentration and high complexity were discovered by wine journalism and reviewed euphoric. The traditional grapes like Garnacha and Carinena are usually combined with a small part Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah, which gives the wines even more diversity and structure. Priorat wines are powerful and rich in alcohol, but the best are also deep, complex and long-lived.
Today, in Priorat 1,800 hectares are planted with vines, 80 different producers share these vineyards . Priorat is exported all over the world and now also carries the highest quality level for certain cultivated areas, the DOCa.