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We are a well known brand and one of the most emblematic in the DOQ Priorat wine appellation.
The Merum Priorati estate is made up of three vineyard plots which cover a total of 103 hectares (255 acres). The total planted area under vine however, is less than a quarter of this.
Our winery is a newly built space of 2,500 m2, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and designed based on sustainable environmental criteria. These enable us to respect Priorat winegrowing traditions as well as, above all, to offer exclusive, high end wines.
We make our wines with grapes grown on our estate, all located in the village of Porrera. The unique characteristics of the soils (terroirs) of this village, lead to the making of some great and exceptional wines, whose fame is recognised around the world. Wine critics, sommeliers, oenophiles and collectors all recognise some of the best wines in the world grouped under the collective name of: Vi de vila (Village Wine) of Porrera.
Merum Priorati wines are awarded the Priorat DOQ appellation of origin. The Priorat is the only winegrowing region in Catalonia with this highest hallmark of quality and is one of only two in Spain, along with Rioja. Our highly prestigious Priorat wines are the fruit of a harsh terrain, an extreme climate, traditional winegrowing techniques and age-old culture.
The Merum Priorati collection is 100% Porrera. It bears the stamp of this unique terroir and enjoys the prestige of being a vi de vila.
The Priorat DOQ awards the Vi de Vila ‘village wine’ sub-appellation to wines whose distinctive features set them apart from wines made in other areas within the same DOQ.
Our wines are made exclusively from grapes from the three Merum Priorati estates in Porrera.
This area in the Priorat DOQ suffers the greatest extremes of temperature between day and night. As a result, the grapes ripen slowly, concentrating the aromas and sugars in the berries and creating highly complex wines.
Furthermore, the rugged terrain and 400-million-year-old slate bedrock give our wines their minerality, body, and character.
The Merum Priorati range is 100% Porrera Vi de Vila.
Merum Priorati’s essence, values and mission are reflected in its brand identity. In Latin, our name means “purity from the Priorat,” and for us it epitomizes “wine from the Priorat in its purest state.” The geometric shapes in our logo are two ancient images symbolizing the sky and the earth.
The words Merum Priorati embody our very essence: Priorati ‘of the Priorat’ ties us to a region whose history makes our wines unique, and Merum `purity’ reflects our endeavor to remain true to our cherished roots and ways of working.
The primordial earth underpins our identity and our brand. We honor the earth, we show it our deepest respect, and we give it thanks for grounding us and supporting the vines that bear the fruit we use to make exceptional wine.
We know that the sky shapes the character of a wine. Merum Priorati wines contain the energy of the air and the sun, the magnetism of the moon, the echo of mists and frosts – the whims of a sky that holds sway over vines, time and mankind.