D.O.Q. PRIORAT

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The name, Priorat has been linked to wine since ancient times.

The DOQ Priorat is the only “Qualified” wine appellation in Catalonia and is one of only two which exist in Spain. The DOQ Priorat's character means its wines are unique and exclusive

The Denominació d’Origen Qualificada Priorat is a small mountainous region located in the heart of the province of Tarragona.  The Montsant mountain range forms the northern boundary; to the west is the Sierra de la Figuera; to the east Molló and, to the south, the territory opens out and follows the course of the Siurana river downstream towards the Ebro.

Vine cultivation is distributed at altitudes ranging from 100 meters above sea level in the lower parts of the districts of Bellmunt del Priorat and el Molar, up to 750 meters in the highlands of La Morera de Montsant and Porrera.

The wine-growing is characterized by slopes that have a gradient of more than 15% in most cases although some wine estates reach 60%.

The most planted grape varieties in the Priorat are red ones. Carinyena (Carignan) and Garnatxa (Grenache) are the most important native varieties.

Our selected grower in the Priorat is Josep Gomez Puig (Maius Viticultors).