The wines of Costers del Priorat emphasize nuance and elegance over power, a philosophical departure from the intense, tannic wines that once defined Priorat. Starting with a small parcel planted in 1934 in Bellmunt, Costers del Priorat now owns 25 hectares in four villages. Winemaker Jose Mas Barberà sees a new vision for the region focused on village specific wines. The majority of plantings are samsó (carignan) vines. This grape variety can withstand the extreme temperature fluctuations and drought conditions of the region to produce wines of exceptional aromatic complexity in an incredibly delicately packaged structure.