Priorat has shot to fame as a producer of premium Spanish red wine over the last thirty years, despite a wine producing history that goes back almost a millennium associated with the medieval monasteries that dot this wild, mountainous region in Catalonia. These are rich, full bodied reds made primarily from Grenache and Carignan, along with a smattering of French red varieties, from low-yielding vines in the hills below the imposing Serra de Montsant range.