Tag Archives: DOQ Priorat

Porrera vi de Vila, Vall Llach, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 15.5% abv, 44.50 Euros

The drive from Falset to Porrera in southern Catalunya is not exactly for the faint of heart. We were told the tortuously narrow, winding roads are a huge improvement upon what used to be there.  At least they were paved – and it didn’t … Continue reading

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Laurel, Clos i Terrasses, DOQ Priorat, Spain, 2012, 15% abv.

Do a quick Google search for ‘Daphne Glorian’ and up pops an inordinate number of results – 18,700, to be exact.  She’s a bona fide wine rockstar whose life work is synonymous with the red wines of Priorat, Spain. One of … Continue reading

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Mas Doix, 1902 Centenary Carignan, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 14.% abv,

It’s hard not to notice – there seems to be a higher-than-average number of female winemakers in Priorat, Spain.  I mean, a four day tour of the region is hardly enough to prove anything statistically, but of the seven wineries we … Continue reading

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Ximenis, Genium Celler, Blanco, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2012, 14% abv, 12 euros

He drove 2.5 hours from his day job and Barcelona to meet and pour wines  for us at Poboleda. Jordi Ossó i Estivill, Genium Celler’s export manager, is one of six family partners who’ve banded together to bring their wines from this tiny Catalan … Continue reading

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