Priorat wine region - wine region near Barcelona.

Priorat wine region, Spain

Priorat is wine making regions in province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. The name is Priorat in the Catalan language and Priorato in Castilian Spanish. 

Priorat is located just 2 hours to the south of Barcelona which is convenient for wine tours from Barcelona. 

Priorat is a Catalan Denominació d'Origen Qualificada (DOQ). Priorat produces mostly powerful red wines characterised by the unique terroir of black slate and quartz soil known as llicorella.

It is one of only two wine regions in Spain to qualify as DOCa, the highest qualification level for a wine region according to Spanish wine regulations, alongside Rioja DOCa.

Grape variety grown in El Priorat are red Garnacha tinta, Garnacha Peluda, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

Four grape white varieties are Garnacha blanca, Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez and Chenin.

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