Behind a wine with a strong character there are always one or more grape varieties that portray their best attributes -colour, aroma and body.
Our selection guarantees grapes and wines of maximum quality, along with a healthy and natural production of vineyards. They are grape varieties which adapt to the organic farming conditions of this mineral terroir; some are local and others international, but all of them get to express the best side of the Priorat’s essence, its landscape, culture and people.
Carignan is one of Spain’s most antique grape varieties, native to Cariñena (Aragón) and named after it. It has a high performance and great vigour. Its high level of tannins makes it ideal to reinforce other grape varieties, to which Carignan provides colour intensity and good ageing. It offers a light violet scent and is silky in the mouth.
It is a highly productive plant with an unknown origin, probably Aragon or Sardinia. It produces balanced wines, full-bodied, with little colour and low acidity, primary aromas of jam and spices, and fleshy in the mouth..
Cabernet Sauvignon is a French origin vine, from the Bordeaux wine region, and one of the most world-renowned grape varieties. It is cultivated in almost all the principal wine producing countries. It produces dark wines, with red and black fruit aromas and even hints of pepper, bitter chocolate and vanilla, and flavours with minty and earthy tastes, powerful and elegant, which age well.
Merlot grapes are native to Bordeaux, France. This variety produces wines with an intense ruby colour and a wide range of aromas: blackberry, cassis, redcurrant, plum, violet, smoke, pepper and red fruits, with hints of cinnamon and clove. It’s soft and elegant.
The origins of this grapevine are surrounded by controversy and doubts; France, Italy and Persia are some possible native lands. Kind and flavourful wines are brewed from these grapes, with deep wild fruits and violet aromas, intense and deep colour. In the mouth, they are structured and robust, spicy and remarkably acidic.
Grenache blanc is thought to have originated as a mutation of the red version of Grenache in Spain. It is straw-colored and produces wines that are high in alcohol, with crisp acids. The nose has bright green apple and mandarin orange aromas, with clean flavors of more apple, mineral and a touch of peach. It typically has a lingering finish with a hint of licorice.
A few years ago, Viognier was a rarity and difficul to grow, but it makes very powerful wines of excellent quality. These are warm wines with a capacity to combine acidity and body, with an exceptional wealth of flavors. Viognier produces an intense, dry white wine, lots of fruit and a flavour mingling apricot, apple, peach and violet with a hint of honey.