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Priorat. One legendary road

March 2012 | Места | Barcelona

Among majestic mountains, the silence, peace and wine design a mystical landscape of sublime beauty.
Catalonia has native grape varieties such as macabeo, xarel.lo or sumoll

Since the arrival of the Carthusian monks in the 12th century, Priorat enjoys a matchless enological wisdom. Perfumed by vineyards and olive trees, the landscape off ers the possibility to visit more than a hundred wineries, some with a modernist architecture in their DNA.

And of course, offers to taste their wine results in new generations of growers and winemakers work. The capital historical center, Falset, is an excellent starting point, because it houses two splendid landmarks: an Agricultural Cooperative, built in 1919 by César Martinell, and the Wine Castle, a magnificent interpretation center to improve the knowledge of the wine-producing character of Priorat. Natural treasures such as Sierra del Montsant –where the second DO of the region was born and architectural treasures such as the Charterhouse of Escaladei or Siurana medieval village, are waiting for you on the road.

The more traditional Priorat face materialize in charming populations such as Gratallops -the capital of DO Priorat wines-, La Vilella Baixa, Torroja del Priorat, Porrera, La Morera de Montsant and Poboleda, where it takes place a vintage in an old-fashioned way in September.