DOQ Priorat

by  |  14-03-2016

As one of only two wine regions in Spain to gain the very exclusive “Qualified” adjective in its official name, it’s no wonder that their wines are known the world over. Winemaking can be traced back 800 years or more when Carthusian monks from France decided to set up shop in the area. In the centuries the followed, people eked out a living on the steep hills and rocky slopes. Then, a revolution of modern winemaking started 40 years ago that brought Priorat out in to the international spotlight. Of course, it came with a reputation of full-bodied, expensive wines. The 2008 global financial collapse hit Priorat exceptionally hard given that they, like other Spanish regions, exported the vast majority of their bottles outside of the country. As if this wasn’t enough, there was also a slowly changing taste preference in wine drinkers for more food-friendly wines with less oak […]
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