The 'costers' skin
Dark, shiny when exposed to the sun and with a delicate texture, llicorella is the skin of the costers. This decomposed slate topsoil covers layers of blue and reddish bedrock.
Llicorella soils are poor and unable to retain water. This apparent disadvantage is key to keep grape yields under control, to encourage quality and to bring out the singular minerality of Priorat wines. It concentrates the essence of the soil.