Trossos del Priorat is a small, family run winery located in the village of Gratallops, home to some of the most prominent producers of Priorat. The Llicorella soils here provide unique climatic conditions in which the Grenache and Carignan vines thrive. The soil structure formed of layers upon layers of slate, with virtually no topsoil, help with drainage, forcing the roots to grow deep into the soil to source water. Nutrients are poor, therefore the vines dedicate their reproductive cycle to the fruit rather than the vegetation, giving the grapes concentration and power. The family farm their vineyards using organic practices, though the wines are not certified due to small quantities of grapes coming from local farmers. Trossos del Priorat’s wines convey the land of their origins; they are very expressive, showing depth and concentration. The Priorat DOQ ’90 Minuts’, a Grenach/Carignan blend, has so much to offer; complexity, body, minerality and persistent fruit, it is excellent value for money.