Embark on an extraordinary journey through time and taste as Priorat Natur unveils a captivating symphony of flavors. Discover the essence of Priorat in every sip, meticulously crafted by Xavier Buil, Anna Cuadrat, and their partner. Delve into the rich tapestry of history, where ancient wisdom and handcrafted excellence intertwine, leaving your senses enchanted and your palate craving more.
Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Priorat Natur, where time-honoured traditions and handcrafted excellence intertwine. Founded in 1997 by Xavier Buil, his wife Anna Cuadrat, and their partner, this esteemed winery is on a mission to create exceptional, artisanal products that showcase the essence of Priorat and captivate palates worldwide.
Delve into the rich tapestry of history, where the roots of Vermouth trace back to the days of Hippocrates, the renowned ancient physician. In the year 460 BC, he ingeniously blended wormwood dictamo flowers and leaves with wine, giving birth to what would become known as "Hippocratic wine" or simply "herbal wine" in the Middle Ages.
At Priorat Natur, the art of Vermouth takes center stage. The grapes sourced for this exquisite elixir are carefully cultivated
using organic methods across 2.8 acres of vineyards, tended by dedicated local farmers. For nearly a century, Vermouth has reigned as the quintessential aperitif in the Priorat region, and Priorat Natur proudly carries on this time-honored tradition.
The foundation of their Vermouth begins with a select blend of Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez, and White Garnacha grapes. Through a meticulous vinification process that involves extended contact with the grape skins, the wine gains enhanced aromas and a pale golden hue. To achieve the desired sweetness, a delicate touch of caramel is added, and the wine undergoes a maceration with a harmonious medley of aromatic herbs, including fennel, rosemary, cumin, cinnamon, and vanilla. This symphony of flavors harmonizes within the wine during a minimum two-year maturation period in aged oak barrels, yielding captivating aromas and the signature amber color that defines Priorat Natur Vermouth.
As time weaves its magic, a small portion of young white wine is introduced to the "old" Vermouth barrel after the first year, embarking on another year of rest and refinement before it is ready for bottling. This meticulous process ensures that each bottle of Priorat Natur Vermouth boasts a minimum age of two years, attesting to the commitment to excellence that defines their craft.
In a true testament to their dedication to quality, bottling is meticulously carried out in small quantities at a time.
This meticulous approach ensures that every bottle captures the essence of Priorat Natur Vermouth, allowing the flavours to harmonize and mature to perfection.
Indulge in the captivating allure of Priorat Natur Vermouth—a symphony of flavors that transcends time. With every sip, you embark on a sensorial adventure that transports you to the heart of the Priorat region. Each bottle is a testament to the passion, craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment of Xavier Buil, Anna Cuadrat, and their partner, who tirelessly work to create a product that is as extraordinary as the land from which it originates.
Prepare to be enthralled by the captivating complexities and tantalizing aromas that dance upon your palate. Priorat Natur Vermouth invites you to savour the culmination of centuries-old wisdom and the unyielding pursuit of perfection. Experience the embodiment of passion and energy in every bottle—a journey that will forever redefine your appreciation for Vermouth.