SPAIN | PRIORAT | VINES OF BONMONT
ABOUT RESERVA DE LA TIERRA WINES & VINEYARDS
Felipe Giménez’s wine story runs different than most. His parents emigrated from Spain to Argentina where they first grew grapes in Mendoza. After many years, Spain beckoned them and their son back, where they took up making wine in Spain’s best appellations, combining their new-world knowhow with Spain’s legendary terroirs. In Priorat, the Gimenez family owns 38 hectares in some of the choicest vineyards with their famed "licorella" (black slate) soil.
Brought to the spotlight at the turn of the century by Robert Parker Jr, Priorat is one of the most sought-after appellations in Spain. Its “licorella” soils (a unique type of slate) provide an inhospitable environment that pushes vines to the edge in their quest for survival, yielding scarce, yet magnificent grapes with great concentration, ripeness and minerality. Priorat is located around 120 miles south of Barcelona (N.E. Spain) and 50 miles inland from the Mediterranean.