L'Expressió del Priorat


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If you don't know anything about the Priorat region, this is the wine for you. It is absolutely delicious and fascinating, with full bodied, blueberry and dark fruit flavours and a fabulous structure, juicy mouthfeel, fine tannins and a long finish with a classic note of flint. It is high in alcohol but it is balanced and never hot: this is just a brilliant red wine.

Priorat is a small, ancient region in the north east of Spain toward the French border, from Barcelona. It's very definitely Catalunia, with the use of Garnatxa (rather than Grenache from France of Garnacha from Spain) as a clue. And it's blended with Cinsault (again, that's not the local spelling; they call it Samsó). This gives a truly French and specifically Roussillon characteristic to the ingredients, but here, south of the Pyrenees, the soils, altitude and climate are more arid and greater diurnal temperature (the difference between cold nights and hot days) change the out come radically.

This could only be Spanish wine, even from the colour, but definitely from the nose and palate. It is gorgeous and if you don't know what old vines Grenache can do, again, this wine is going to blow your mind. Subtle at first, it grows and grows with almost floral notes over the powerful but supple and luscious palate with plummy, blueberry, spicy and herbaceous flavours. It's very, very good and very, very tasty.

These high octane wines can be tricky to match, but we've found that big, hearty stews or slow-cooked meats are a very easy way to balance the alcoholic heights of this wine. However, don't underestimate its classiness - if you serve this slightly cooler than normal, the alcohol feels totally under control and it is a delicious pairing for cheeses.

Region: Priorat

Country: Spain

Grape(s): Grenache, Cinsault

Style: Smooth, Rich, Powerful, Full, Fruity, Elegant, Dark, Complex, Balanced

Best food matches: Tapas, Pork, Pizza, Pasta, Lamb, Hard Cheeses

Alcohol: 15.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

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Paul H.
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Michelle McM.
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Luke B.
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Jim D.
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N. Dowling
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M. Dorman
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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.