The Full Story • Toma & Coe
Speaking in the 2016 documentary Priorat, winemaker Rene Barbier says: “The best wine is the one with a story to tell”. And few wines have a story as fascinating as those produced in the world famous region of Priorat, in Catalonia.
Winemaking against all odds
The region of Priorat stretches over nearly 50,000 acres in the Catalonian province of Tarragona. The landscape is arrestingly beautiful: folds of mist-swathed land staggered in ledges along the hillside, the surrounding mountains forming jagged shapes against a backdrop of endless sky.
But despite its picturesque aesthetics, this is tough country. Many winemaking experts have expressed incredulity, upon surveying the Priorat terrain, that any wine could ever be grown here at all.
Within the industry, Priorat winemaking practices are referred to as “heroic”, owing to the numerous natural challenges that render successful farming here almost impossible.
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This is only a snippet of a Spain Travel Article written by Rebecca Nayler
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