Taking a balanced look at the Priorats

by  |  16-05-2016

Whether viewing it as a yolk and its white or a donut and its hole, it’s hard not to see DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant closely linked given that the latter wraps nearly completely around the former. Indeed, nestled within the confines of Priorat County (well okay and a little bit of Ribera d’Ebre), these two winemaking regions share a great deal in common. They also share a great many differences and one of the more commonly assumed differences are the prices. It’s true that overall, the wines of Priorat are more expensive than the wines of Montsant but when looking at individual wineries, you see a much different picture emerge. So, given that the annual Fira del Vi weekend recently passed in Falset, I feel it’s time to look one wine from each appellation that blow away a lot of the stereotypes. Celler de l’Encastell – Marge 2013 This […]
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