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Celler Balaguer i Cabré, S.L.

Red wine 2011 D.O.Q Priorat La Guinardera, Gratallops Vi de Vila, Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #CBC-L-01-11

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 12 September, 2016

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...

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