Some wine regions simply have something extra: Mosel, Côte-Rôtie, Douro. Priorat in Catalonia (Spain) has that too. The similarity between these areas? In all these areas there is extreme viticulture on slopes of weathered slate and schist. It produces beautiful pictures, but making wine in Priorat is not a walk in the park. The landscape demands respect from everyone who works there.
At Merum Priorati, the youngest wine company within the Pere Ventura Family Wine Estates, they are only too happy to have that respect. Because they know that the barren Mediterranean mountain country produces exceptional wines, from (old) Grenache Noir and Carignan, supplemented with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Powerful wines, with a lot of alcohol, yet elegant and balanced by good acids and ripe tannins.
The absolute confirmation has come in the 2021 annual overview of Wine Spectator, which contains an overview of the 100 best wines in the world. Here the Desti van Merum achieved no less than 5th place in the World's best wine list.