Gratallops is known for being the first village of Priorat to be awarded recognition as an appellation, and winemaker Álvaro Palacios was one of the pioneers who set those wheels in motion in the late 1980s. Full-bodied, this wine dances deftly on the palate with waves of European strawberries, a touch of spice, and earthy minerality.
PrioratThis tiny region on the Catalonian coastal hinterland produces some of Spain’s most prestigious red wines. The region has only 1,800 ha of vines covering steep terraces and plateaus up to 900m featuring both granite based soils and unique shale based ”llicorella” soils. Priorat experiences warm to hot days with cool evenings producing wines of great intensity, colour and ripeness. Over the past 20 years, Priorat’s vineyards planted to Garnacha, Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, have been slowly revived with great success, producing a new wave of powerful, rich reds, some with generous new oak characters.