Priorat being near the old Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula, Tarraco, vineyards have existed for over 2000 years. It is trusted that a large portion of those vineyards were at first worked by the Romans.
With this one day trip wine tour, you will discover from early small wineries to family-run vineyards aging wines in ancient cellars, you will witness the spectrum of wine makers.
First stop is the Awarded Ferrer Bobet winery located in the Porrera region, amid beautiful natural surroundings that boast enormous advantages for viticulture, in their breathtaking landscape they produce one of best Priorat wines due to its particular winemaking focussed on reflecting, the elegance, freshness, harmony and profound mineral essence of the Priorat.
Later you will visit Clos Figueras winery, a spectacular vineyard, with the classic “llicorella” soil, oriented to the north of the famed town of Gratallops, overlooking the Montsant river valley, after a complete visit and wine tasting you will enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch paired with local wines.
At each wine cellar a wine expert with a wide experience in Priorat wineries, will guide you and explain the features of their vineyards. Your wine knowledge will considerably increase, always inckuding a complete wine tasting, while you witness dramatic scenery on this special wine journey at Priorat.
At Ferrer Bobet, all of this is combined with almost exclusively slate soils, known locally as llicorella, which are a feature of only the top vineyards in the Priorat and which play such a key part in the unique personality of these wines.They have used hundred-year-old Carinyena and Garnacha Negra vines from exceptional vineyards which benefit from all of these qualities and with whose owners we share longstanding ties of friendship, esteem and respect.
The original vineyard included a small plot of old Carignan and Grenache vines. This was completed in 1998 with plantings of more Grenache, Syrah and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre and Viognier. With the new acquisition in 2000 came 2500 old Grenache and Carignan vines, more than 60 years old. More vines were planted in 2001 including some Grenache Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Touriga Nacional.
IMPOSSIBILITY TO UNDERTAKE THE ACTIVITIES DUE TO EXTRAORDINARY REASONS