GENIUM CELLER

Priorat D.O.Q.

In the year 2002, six families from the municipality of Poboleda (Priorat) with a long tradition in vine growing decided to join their efforts in order to make high quality wines from their own crops. All of them have day jobs outside of the bodega and share the work in the vineyards and cellar.

The winery is focused on traditional varietals for the region Garnacha, Cariñena and Pedro Ximenis (of which they own ~30% of the total plantings in the DOQ) which are planted on both terraces and steeply sloping costers. They also have 3+ hectares of certified organic vineyards, a first within the DOQ. The cellar is located in the basement of a house that dates to 1265, predating the initial settlement of the Carthusian monks, the original winemakers of Priorat.

The goal of the winery is to produce wines with a typical character of the region. Having vineyards in three different zones of Priorat (Poboleda, La Morera del Montsant and Torroja del Priorat) allows for different character, tone, complexity and personality in the wines.

Appellation
Priorat D.O.Q.
Location
Poboleda
Owner
Five Families (lead by Jordi Osso and Josep Ricard)
Winemaker
Roser Amoròs
Varieties Grown
Garnacha, Cariñena, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedro Ximenez and Garnacha Blanca
Hectares/Age of Vines
15 Hectares / 15 - 106 years old
Altitude/Soil
300-600 meters / steep slopes of Llicorella (schist/slate)
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic, Certified Organic, no mechanized vineyard work