Today’s Travel Tuesday post brought to you by Priorat. FYI — I’m going to Spain. I don’t know how and I don’t know when. I just know that my mind is already there.
The remote, rocky hills of the Priorat wine region are the birthplace of intense, minerally reds that many wine writers and collectors consider to be Spain’s most elite wines.
The traditional reds from Priorat are bottlings of Grenache and Carignan or a blend of these grapes in a “Bordeaux” style with other French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah.
Priorat’s best wines are concentrated and full of character thanks to the very low yields produced by the region’s harsh conditions. Those low yields, in addition to the intense manual labor required to make wines here, mean that Priorat wines are some of the most expensive in Spain. They are also, in the eyes of many, among the best wines produced in the country.
Let’s look at these pics and dream together.