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Priorat (Spain)

Priorat is a red wine from Le Priorat in Catalonia.

Typical Flavors


Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Fig
Fig

Herbs
Herbs
Lavender
Lavender
Licorice
Licorice
Gravel
Gravel

Oak Added Flavors:

Dill
Dill
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Coffee
Coffee
Tobacco
Tobacco

Plum, Cherry, Black Currant and Fig are typical Priorat flavors.

With Herb aromas like Thyme, and floral aromas of Lavender or Violets.

Hints of Mint and Licorice.

Oak added Flavors: Dill. Cinnamon. Coffee. Tobacco.

Profile

Priorat has good body, high tannins, and good acidity:

BODYMedium - Full
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Salami
Salami
Ham
Jamón
Hamburger
Hamburger

Soups
Soups
Stew
Stew
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game

Priorat pairs perfectly with Rich Food, Stews, Cassoulets and other Rish Food.

Priorat also love Grilled Meat (Beef. Veal. Pork. Chicken. Game).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat. Jamón Ibérico
Hamburger. Meatloaf. Rich Pizza.
Soups. Stews. Mushrooms. Goulash.
Sausages. Chorizo (Spicy Pork Sausage).
Asian Marinated Dishes (Not too Spicy).
Rich Chicken or Turkey.
Poultry in Cherry Sauce.
Duck. Roasted Duck with Plum.
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Javali (Wild Boar). Coelho (Rabbit).
Caça (Game). Veado (Venison).
Grilled Beef. Grilled Lamb. Grilled Pork.

Cheese:
Strong Cheese. Smoked Cheese.
Manchego. Cheddar. Gouda (Smoked). Pecorino. Asiago.

Spanish Specialities:
Chorizo (Spicy Pork Sausage).
Gazpacho (Cold Vegetable Soup).
Pollo al Ajillo (Garlic Chicken).
Paella (Rice dish with Rabbit, Chicken, or Duck).

If You Like Priorat

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Priorat

Red Priorat is primarily made from Carignan and Grenache, or a blend of these grapes in a Bordeaux style with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Pinot Noir.

Criança wines: 6 months in oak barrels and 18 months in bottle.

Reserva wines: 12 months in oak barrels and 24 months in bottle.

Gran Reserva:24 months in oak barrels and 36 months in bottle.

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