Bodegas Poboleda Bon Mas Priorat 20

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The Priorat DOCa in Catalonia is a current red wine darling of Soms across the globe, and the wine press can't seem to get enough of these bold, rich reds. There's a good reason — the wines are delicous, and compared to the superstar wines from other countries, they're a relative bargain!

The history of viticulture in the Priorat dates back to the 12th century when Carthusian monks from the Scala Dei monastery planted the region's first vines. The region's steeply terraced vineyards and distinctive llicorella (slate) soils are incredibly difficult on the local vignerons; however, this exceptional terroir rewards them with the ability to craft wines with unparalleled richness and complexity. Mechanical harvesting is impossible on the steep hills and in the narrow valleys of this challenging terrain, leaving the local vignerons relying entirely on meticulous hand harvesting, further adding to their wine's artisanal allure.

Cellers Unió is one of the largest cooperatives in Northern Spain and plays a crucial role in the Priorat's economic and viticultural viability. Established in 1942, Cellers Unió brings together more than twenty thousand small, family-owned growers and winemakers, working in unison to preserve Priorat's viticulture and winemaking traditions. Coop membership requires growers to practice sustainable viticulture, focusing on the local indigenous grape varieties.

In your glass, Bon Mas Priorat presents enticing aromas of dark cherries, plums, and blackberries, along with hints of licorice, violets, and a touch of minerality thanks to the Priorat's distinctive slate soils. Bon Mas is rich and full-bodied on the palate; however, the nicely balanced brightness provides a refreshing lift. Notes of ripe black fruits mingle with hints of cocoa powder, tobacco, and a subtle earthiness, leading to a long, pleasing finish.

Bon Mas Priorat is incredibly versatile with food and will shine with classic hearty pairings like grilled lamb chops, beef, and grilled game. For an outside-the-box option, try it with mildly spiced Asian cuisine, where the wine's bold fruit and spice can play off the exotic flavors. Of course, it's a perfect complement to Manchego or Parmigiano-Reggiano, enhancing the flavors of both the wine and the cheese.

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