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Celler Balaguer i Cabré, S.L.
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Rotwein 2014 D.O.Q Priorat Lluna Vella, Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #CBC-L-02-14

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Last reviewed: 3 July, 2018

The DOCa area (Priorat in Catalan) in the middle of the province of Tarragona in the Spanish region of Catalonia is named after the monastery Priorato de Scala Dei (Priorate of the Ladder of God). According to legend, a shepherd boy saw angels descending on a "ladder to heaven" in the middle of the 12th century. As a result, Carthusian monks founded the monastery named after this incident in 1163. 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 mixing the strong wine from the priory with water. Already in the Middle...

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...

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