Priorat: know its wines and cellars

by Marta Burgués

The viticulture of the DOC Priorat, in Catalonia, has a long tradition. No wonder, then, that there is a lot of cellars and wine routes to explore.

The wines from this region are produced in an area of ??20,000 ha, of which only 1,600 have been planted with vines, according to the DOC of this region itself. Being the terrain somewhat difficult, it makes the production of wine to be expensive, but abundant in quantity and quality, since they are recognized not only in Spain but throughout the world.

While it should be noted that this region is also home to the DO Montsant, which is younger and has 2,006 hectares of vineyards within a total area of ??35,676 ha.

In the Priorat designation route we highlight some cellars such as Celler Sabaté, with wines such as Mas Plantadeta (red oak), Mas Plantadeta Roure (white oak) and Mas d’en Bernat (young red). This family cellar produces wines since 1910, now ageing in French and Hungarian oak.

While in Saó del Coster you can find the varieties S (young red), Pim pam poom (young red) and Terram (red crianza). A wine cellar, which unlike the previous one, was founded in 2004 by a group of friends in order to bring modernity and dynamism to this sector in the region.

The Balagué y Cabré cellar offers red crianza wines such as La Guinardera and Ruella. It offers tradition and innovation, with a new renovated cellar that has a tasting room overlooking the vineyards and the environment.

The Celler Castellet, in Porrera, is a feast for the senses. It offers Empit Selecció, Empit and Ferral, all crianza reds. It is also a young cellar, being a family company founded in 2005.

 TAGS:Finca Dofí 2011Finca Dofí 2011

Finca Dofí 2011: DO Priorat based on garnacha negra and syrah of 2011 and 14.00º of alcohol. 

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Clos Martinet 2011: a red wine with this DO: Priorat vinified with garnacha negra and syrah from 2011 and with an alcoholic strength of 14.5º. 

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Camins del Priorat 2014:  a red wine from the Priorat DO based on the top of garnacha negra and syrah from 2014 vintage and with an alcohol content of 14.5º. 

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