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Castelo de Pedregosa S.L.
Winery Wines

Red wine 2014 D.O.Q Priorat "nûr", Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: 22.60 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #CaPe-L916203

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Last reviewed: 17 November, 2020

The DOCa area (Catalan priory) in the middle of the province of Tarragona in the Spanish region of Catalonia is named after the monastery Priorato de Scala Dei (Priory of the Ladder of God). According to legend, in the middle of the 12th century, a shepherd boy saw angels descending on a "ladder to heaven". In 1163, Carthusian monks founded the monastery named after this event. The wine is mentioned by the Franciscan monk Francisc Eiximenis (1340-1409) in his work "Lo Crestia". He describes the "decent drinking of wine" and advises to mix the strong wine from Priorat with water. Already in the Middle Ages, Priorato was...

One of the 17 regions (Spanish Cataluña, Catalan Catalunya) in the northeast of Spain with the four provinces Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona. It is located on the north-western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and covers 32,000 km². The area has an extremely eventful history: in the 6th century BC the Greeks came, then the Carthaginians and finally 200 BC the Romans. The wines from today's DO area Alella were already drunk by the Roman Caesars. The capital Barcelona was already in the antiquity an important trade port. In the 6th century A.D., the Alans and Visigoths arrived, from which the name is derived (Gotalonien =...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

DO area in the north-eastern Spanish region of Aragon, named after the city of the same name. It is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Spain; the Phoenicians already used to grow wine here. In 1960 this was the very first area to receive the then newly introduced DO classification. The vineyards cover around 17,000 hectares of vineyards in the 14 municipalities of Aguarón, Aladrén, Alfamén, Almonacid de la Sierra, Alpartier, Cariñena, Cosuenda, Encinacorba, Longares, Mezalocha, Muel, Paniza, Tosos and Villanueva de Huerva in the Ebro Valley, up to the mountains of the Sistema Ibérico at an altitude of 400 to 800 metres above sea level. In...

Synonym (Garnatxa Blanca, Garnatxa Gris, Garnatxa Negro, Garnatxa Pais, Garnatxa Peluda and Garnatxa Roja, also Garnaxa) for the various Garnacha varieties; see there.

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