Wednesday, May 6, 2009

PostHeaderIcon LICORELLA

Licorella or brown slate mineral, is the region that surrounds the interior of the Priorat region (Spain). This mineral is the most important wines of the region, as its brittle and also makes them resistant form a concentrated amount of nutrients to crops that characterize the area. Vines and olive trees form the landscape of the Priorat, Costers in beds or as they call the same crops in the foothills of the mountains.

Among pines, holm and coppices grow vines, Grenache and Carignan, that despite the difficulty of the region tend to have roots in more than 2 meters deep and a half, so that mineral aromas that tend to have fruit that are more justified. The fruit of Grenache and this Cariñena give a deep tone and strength to the wine and although they may seem harsh, the new generation of winemakers is preparing young wines with fruity tones, fresh and also powerful and minerals. The bridge of May 1 has been great, good weather, friendly people and of course, the wine fair Falset, capital of two major designations of origin, Priorat and Montsant. I enjoyed the people, wines, gastronomy, environment, ...

It has truly been a pause in time that has passed too quickly, visiting towns like Torroja del Priorat, Gratallops, Porrera, La Vilella Baiz, L'Escaladei and Falset, its people, its wineries, its surroundings streets, tasting the wines and oils, with lovely people and in turn to their traditional roots. In next post I will give you more details and impressions of my trip, and not commenting on the wines I've tasted and I have to try.

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