SPAIN | PRIORAT | CLOS DE TAFALL
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Gorgeous little winery situated above an old manganese mine inactive since the Spanish civil war. This gravity-powered winery has rehabilitated some of the mine’s tunnels to store its barrels for optimal ageing. With just 7 Has of precious old-vines, Clos Berenguer focuses on producing only extrordinary reserve wines worthy of carrying the Priorat appellation on their labels.
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.