Cims de Porrera Winery – Priorat

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In 1994 Porrera suffered heavy floods that destroyed most of the crops. Famous Catalan singer Lluis Llach, whose mother was from Porrera, decided to do something to re-activate the local economy, starting a winery at the local cooperative building. He also got Josep Lluis Pérez on board, one of the pioneers of Priorat’s rebirth who had founded Mas Martinet a decade earlier. Sometime later, Lluis Llach and Enric Costa established their own winery in town. These days, it’s Josep Lluis’s son Adrià Pérez who manages the winery and takes care of the enology process. The winemaking team is completed with another two enologs, Marc Pérez and Dic Duran.

Cims de Porrera culls their selection from 30 hectares of vineyards that are all located in the municipality and produce about 15,000 bottles a year.
The main portion of the old 1932 coop building is basic in its layout while the lower portion where they perform barrel aging is rather more attractive to the eye. Long ago, the old concrete tanks in this subterranean area were used for aging the wines in bulk.  In order to identify the barrels and tanks more easily, a labyrinth was engraved on the walls.

Note: in 2005, Cims de Porrera decided to “separate” the blend of  70% Grenache and 30% Carignan grapes featured in the ‘Classic  Cims de Porrera ” wine. These two varieties are nowadays bottled separately with a very limited yearly production.

Cims de Porrera DOQ Priorat wines