Priorat is the mecca of the wineworld.Thanks to its volcanic history, Priorat is built on rough and rocky ground, which offers many nutritions for growing grape vines, but is - well - a pain in the butt when it comes to harvesting grapes. That’s why Prioratians grow terrace shaped vineyards, you know, like tea in Indonesia. Our favorite Prioratian is Roger Grifoll Declara, our partner farmer who grows the Garnacha grapes in our red wine called Dr. Mankini. He’s had experience in wineries all over the world and as if that didn’t make him the perfect partner already: he’s a dog person as well.
Garnacha - not to be confused with its French brother Grenache - is a heavy red grape, which found its origins in Spain but is being grown nowadays pretty much everywhere. We get our garnacha from good ol’ Priorat because it's a classic, robust region. This red wine is an ode to the terroir of Priorat.
Is it a bikini? Is it a swimsuit? Dr. Mankini is a free spirit and he doesn’t give a grape about labels. Dr. Mankini’s name was inspired by our first meeting with grape farmer Roger, which was in a pool.