"Glop translates to gulp, a drink or a sip or even a taste. This wine shows itself very affordable and is a representative of the Catalan expression - deeply rooted from the ideas of Priorat women and reflects moments to share around a bottle of wine." -Elite Wines
COMPOSITION: 50% Red Grenache, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan
Mayol Viticultors is a family business which aims at achieving high quality wines genuinely reflecting the terroir and essence of the Priorat. Wines are made by people from the Priorat with careful and professional methods, aimed at satisfying the most particular customer. Our wines successfully mix tradition with the modern.
The Mayol-Sentís family can be traced back to the founding of the village of Torroja. Forty-six generations of our relatives were born in the Priorat. In accordance with local tradition, many generations of our family have cultivated the vines, obtaining awards and prizes such as the one won by our ancestor, Ramon Alabart i Cabré, in 1888 at the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona. He was awarded the silver medal and a diploma for his wines which at that time were produced in the small vats he had at home.
The family also obtained a bronze medal at the Wine National Exhibition in 1877 and a diploma at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1878.
In the twentieth century the family won their individual struggle against the phylloxera and slowly replanted their land with American rootstock which proved resistant to such plagues. Part of the land was used to diversify crops and thus olive trees and nut trees were planted.
During the Twenties, many French businessmen in the wine trade were drawn to the area after hearing about the excellent results achieved by the traditional varieties of the Priorat – Grenache and Carignan. They aimed to improve the strength and alcohol content of their own wines. Given the economic situation of the Priorat at the time, the Mayol family sold a part of their wines in bulk to them for several years.
In the Thirties, Josep Cabré i Sentís, as a member of the town hall, helped to create the Agricultural Cooperative of Torroja del Priorat.
Until the end of the Eighties, the family sold their grapes first to the Torroja Cooperative and later on to the Cooperative of nearby Gratallops.
Today’s generation has been able to continue to work the vineyard as well as following other careers in business. It is this generation which has made a concerted effort to promote the vineyards and dedicate themselves to the world of wine. The future of the family vineyards became clear in the years from 1979 to 1991. The land was replanted and expanded through the purchase of neighboring vineyards.
By the end of the Nineties, the family was harvesting their own quality grapes and supplying important wineries of the so-called New Priorats. In 2000, Ricard Mayol i Cabré and Roser Sentís i Franquet, together with their children, Ricard, Jordi and Núria, founded Mayol Viticultors SL.
From the 2004 vintage onwards, a decision was taken to make wine again from the family’s high quality grapes.