The remote, rocky hills of the Priorat wine region are the birthplace of intense, reds that many wine writers and collectors consider to be Spain’s most elite wines. Priorat wines have risen from being almost unheard-of on the international wine market to being one of the world's most expensive wines.
Priorat’s best wines are concentrated and full of character thanks to the very low yields produced by the region’s harsh conditions: hot, dry, and low nutrient content in the soil. Yield is closely linked to quality: lower yields mean higher quality.
Those low yields, in addition to the intense manual labor required to make wines here, mean that Priorat wines are some of the most expensive in Spain. They are also, in the eyes of many, among the best wines produced in the country. Expressive, fresh and less oaky than many traditional Spanish reds, Priorat wines have earned a devoted following in Spain and beyond.
Priorat's relatively recent rise to fame and glory belies the region's long history of winemaking. Winemaking dates back at least as far as the 12th Century, when monks of the Carthusian Order established a the Priorato dei Scala Dei monastery and planted vineyards there to make wine to serve at mass. The monastery's ruins can still be visited today, and vines still hug the hillsides below it.
We will be serving this particular Priorat wine for our Tapas and Wine dinner. Currently there are only 36-40 bottles in the United States! It retails for $56 a bottle.
Our lovely wine rep has been saving her stock for us and we are able to offer a small pour tasting at our Tapas dinner! There will be very limited bottles on hand for purchase as well, with a limit of one bottle per person.
We have chosen 6 lovely wines from this region to compliment our 8 course tapas menu. You may just find YOUR new signature red!
What a fantastic experience at Old Quail Run Farm. We are excited and hope you will join us!