Drinking and Pairing Priorat with FoodPriorat is a small wine region located in northeastern Catalonia, Spain. Priorat quickly gained notoriety after a group of young, quality-mined winemakers began to take over from the older generation. The area features a dry and arid climate, a special slate and quartz soil known as "Llicorella," and very old vines, all of which combine to create powerful, dark, and traditionally high-alcohol red wines from Garnacha, Cariñena, Monastrell, Tempranillo, and more recently, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The young producers of this region have worked to tame the alcoholic and sometimes oxidative style of their predecessors, but Priorat will always be an intense and powerful wine.
Pair Priorat with hearty stews, grilled sausages, or barbecued meats and vegetables.
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