Chapter one takes a closer look at Priorat’s terroir, climate, biodiversity, and soil, while chapter two tells it history, from the Carthusian monks that lived there in the 12th century all the way to today. Chapter three looks at the region’s world-famous wines and discussed the winemaking process.
This DOCa includes 11 municipalities, where producers are known for their red wines. The area’s unique terroir is attributable to its volcanic origin and is characterized by quartz and black slate soil called Llicorella. This special soil gives the wine a unique quality. Traditionally, this area is known for its Garnatxa Negre, Garnacha Peluda, Cariñena, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.