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Viticultors Mas D'En Gil, S.L.

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

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Price: 76.50 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #VMG-L141602

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Last reviewed: 13 February, 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...

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DO area in the north-eastern Spanish region of Aragon, which is named after the city of the same name. It is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Spain, and in 1960 it 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 2010 the Pago Aylés vineyard was classified...

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