Phylloxera first appeared in the Priorat in 1893 in Porrera and then spread across the region. Due to the loss of export opportunities followed by two bad vintages, replanting was slow. Many replanted to hazelnuts, which were more profitable at the time. Despite this, in 1932 the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture issued an Estatuto del Vino (wine law) establishing the Priorat as a place capable of producing world-class wines. However, a civil war was coming, and recuperation would take time.

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