It may impossible when gazing upon the crumbling slate and the rugged landscape, but in 1893 phylloxera arrived to the Catalan county of Priorat, starting in the village of Porrera. From there it spread rapidly and while replanting on American roots was the solution, new vines only started to take hold in the following decades that also brought the Spanish Civil War. Priorat never really recovered from this period and […]
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