Country: Spain Region: Priorat - Tarragona Varietal Cariñena/ Syrah
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Torres
El Priorato – known in Catalan as Priorat – is a small and one-of-a-kind wine-making area with black hills where an intense, deep red wine has been produced for eight centuries. It's renowned for its quality and exquisiteness
This designation situates in the province of Tarragona became famous in the last decade after new technologies started being applied to wine making. Since then the vineyards have produced the new Prioratos. They are now some of the most well-known wines in Spain and the world. The quality of the vines - both the traditional and new ones - comes from the unique microclimate and soil. This land and the mix of old and new vines has made Priorato one of the most closely observed cultivation areas in Europe.
This Wine is a homage to the monks of the courageous carthusian order, who arrived in 'Priorat', in 1095, where they cultivated vines. In 1835 a violent crowd destroyed the work of a lifetime and sacked the monastery, events which later culminated in the auctioning of church lands known as the "Desamortización de Mendizábal". In 1996 the Torres Family began work on the planting of vineyards on the slopes strewn with the hard, black slate-like "Licorella" stone.
Opaque, dark cherry red. Intense, concentrated. Seductively expressive fruit (jammy cassis) culminating in delicate dried fruit notes (plum) and a distinctive, terroir-imparted mineral nuance. The palate is firm, lively, flavorful, with elegant, velvety tannins. Persistent and round.
Food Matches: A great match for wild game and red meat. Pairs beautifully with lamb and roasts. Serve at 16–18°C.