The name Petit Pissarres is derived from the word “pizarra,” which is “slate” in Spanish. The unique soil of Priorat is a critical quality factor for the wines. Grapes are sourced from three vineyards in Sant Martí, Mas Alsera, and Les Solanes at 240m to 600m. Petit Pissarres is a blend of 60% garnacha and 40% samsó (carignan) from organically-farmed vineyards planted from 1934 to 2007 on various types of slate. The result is an extremely fresh and balanced wine that reinforces the accessible character of a Mediterranean regional wine, challenging many drinkers’ perceptions of DOQ Priorat. Wines are made with low intervention and minimal sulfur at bottling. Petit Pissares is Costers del Priorat’s introduction to their Priorat range.