The village of Porrera is located in the southwestern corner of the Priorat and is the largest of the 12 villages of the zone. Written records of a town (Valporrieram) in this location date to the beginning of the 12th century and the succeeding years encompass a long tradition of anti-clerical and anti-authoritarian local spirit ? so much so that the town has been destroyed three times by invading forces. Yet despite these setbacks, Porrera continued to thrive, especially with the rebirth of the Priorat as a major wine producing area. Despite being on the DOQ?s southern border, Porrera is considered to be a more temperate area due to its location in the valley formed by the river Cortiella and the preponderance of north-facing vineyards sites.
Celler Vall Llach is privileged to possess vineyards which grow extraordinary Carignan grapes and which have allowed the winery to release this new Vi de Vila de Porrera (new category of wine within the DOCa. Priorat which is based on the concept of village-level wines), as the winery?s true jewel.