A land with character –with an abrupt geography, terrain marked by the presence of llicorella, a specific micro-climate and native varieties– is what enables us to give our wines identity. Over this time, our work has been aimed at making the vineyard express the full potential and authenticity of the two most rooted varieties in Priorat: Garnacha and Carignan.
We are in a prime location for winemaking. Aware of this fact and encouraged by this exceptional environment, we strive to bring out the best of the vineyard to then, at the winery, finish our work making custom wines in small tanks.
Llicorella soils: rocky soils formed by Quartenary slate that contribute to all the uniqueness and minerality characteristic of Priorat.
Calcareous clay soils: where there is a predominance of sediments from the erosion and sedimentation of rivers.
Red soils: red clays common on the edge of the region which are widespread on some of our plots.
Red Garnacha: present in all our red wines, it is perfectly adapted to Priorat owing to its ability to withstand drought and “assimilate” heat. When growing it with low yields, it offers excellent concentration, smoothness and elegance. The nose has very subtle floral aromas. Growing it is a challenge, but when done right, it produces magnificent wines that are special and very characteristic.
Carignan: like Garnacha, it is very well adapted to drought and to the soil and weather conditions of much of Priorat. It has also become essential in our reds, as it perfectly complements Garnacha by adding enormous colour intensity, powerful tannins, structure and liveliness.
White Garnacha: it is the predominant variety in the blend of our pampered Morlanda Blanc. Resistant to drought and heat like red Garnacha, it is a bit more precocious in budding. It adds body and smoothness –traits of a red wine– to our Morlanda Blanc and transmits the complete expression of the soil where it grows.
"Jaume is in charge of transforming the grapes from the time they are received at the winery until bottling. Rooted to the land, he has been a part of this project since its inception; all vintages have passed through his hands"
"Emili looks after the vineyards with great care and affection. His work, his commitment and his attachment to the land are needed to achieve the quality we seek. His way of understanding his work is a sort of friendship with the environment in which he toils every day."
"Her roots closely tied to viticulture are what gave her her love for the land. She argues that the identity of each wine depends on the quality of the grapes from which it comes; but the key lies in affording philosophy, attention and persistence each day in every little detail."
Visita SWS USA
El pasado 4 de abril visitó Viticultors del Priorat el Grupo SWS USA acompañados por Judit Llop y Eva Bertran; Pudieron catar algunas de las nuevas añadas del Priorat y disfrutar de un espléndido día en la finca de Palells. Cheers!!
Nou premi als vins negres de Morlanda
Una delegación de Suntory, nuestro distribuidor en Japón, visita las instalaciones de Viticultors del Priorat; Judit se encargá de enseñarles nuestros viñedos para después realizar una interesante cata en bodega: vinos en barrica, posibles nuevos cupajes... La visita finalizó con un almuerzo en El Celler de l'Aspic donde degustaron diferente platos de la zona perfectamente maridados con los vinos de Viticultors.