Llicorella - Priorat, Spain
Around the foothills of Montsant (the Holy Mountain) resides an almost otherworldly soil type that cannot be duplicated anywhere else on earth: Llicorella. This mix of dark slate and quartzite is dark in color but glitters in the sun from the high crystal content. It is rocky, porous and free-draining which forces the roots to dig way down deep (up to 25 meters) into the bedrock to find pockets of water and nutrients.
19 May 2013