Siurana is placed on the top of a cliff of limestone rocks, at a height of 737 metres. It is in the lowest part of the Serra de la Gritella. Through the Arbolí cliffs and the Serra Major del Montsant, it sights all the Siurana valley, and to its left, it sights the Siurana River. It is drained by the L'Estopinyà water stream, and in front of the twin pedestal of Ciuranella.
The highest mountains around it are La Gritella (1.089 metres) and the Gallicant (1.028) peaks.
Siurana is one of the smallest villages in the Priorat. It is formed by over thirty houses and twenty inhabitants. To get in the village, we have to go through a strait. This entrance is controlled by an Arabian Castle. On the other side, there is a Romance church of one nave. It is a place of natural defense, and it was the last Arabian redoubt of the Walí Almira Alemoni.
The zone is a place of great beauty, with some wonderful natural landscapes, and it is rich in legends, it was discovered there a workroom of sílex, with axe of polish stone, arrow puntas, pieces of bell-shaped vase, and brass materials.
There is a refuge "Refugi Cirià Bonet", which belongs to the "Centre Excursionista de Catalunya", behind of the Plaça Nova, Toni and Miriam are the managers.
This village has been the centre of meeting for the best climbers. There are hundreds of people that decide to climb them after being attracted by their beauty.
The production area stretches along a strip in the province of Tarragona,perpendicular to the Mediterranean Sea, which from the interior,crosses from nortwest to southeast the Priorat , El Baix Camp, La Ribera d'Ebre, El Tarragonés, L'Alt Camp, and the Baix Penedés region.
The oil protected by the Regulatory Council is a natural product,elaborated within the limits of the area of production of the denomination.It comes from the direct and manual harvesting of "Arbequina", the appraised variety of olive, with the following features:
Virgin Oil: It is a natural product obtained from olives in the first pressing, using mechanical procedures that do not modify the natural composition and keep all the vitamins and nutritional contents of the oil.
Extra virgin: Unbeatable quality features.
Fruity Oil: Gives its high-quality and intense scent and taste to the food on which it is used.
SMELL AND TASTE:
Fragrant: Smelly, with the pleasant sensation of cleanliness, with its own nuances from the production area derived from the Arbequina olive with long tradition in the area.
Depending on the harvest time we can differentiate two types of oil with the denomination, the fruity from the early harvest and the sweet, whit a more fluid color, from the late harvest.