The DOQ Priorat covers a small region of fewer than 20,000 hectares, of which only 1,600 hectares are planted with vines. The landscape is abrupt and challenging, or in the words of the Catalan writer, Josep Pla, ‘cataclismatic’.
Working the vineyards is a complicated, demanding and costly undertaking, and the vines produce very little compared to those of other wine regions. Having said this, they produce exceptional grapes which, in the expert hands of passionate viniculturalists, are transformed into internationally acclaimed wines. Priorat wines are known for their marked character and extraordinary complexity.