Alvaro Palacios Garnacha, "Camins del Priorat", 2016

Alvaro Palacios Garnacha, "Camins del Priorat", 2016

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One of nine children born to the owners of Rioja’s respected Palacios Remondo, Alvaro studied enology in Bordeaux, while working under Jean-Pierre Moueix at Ch. Pétrus. He credits his tenure at Pétrus for much of his winemaking philosophy and for showing him “the importance of great wines.” But in the 1980s, he was drawn to the largely abandoned, ancient vineyards of Priorat. Located 60 miles from Barcelona, Priorat had been one of Spain’s important pre-Phylloxera wine regions. And with its unique terroir of steep hills and terraces, Alvaro believed he could make wines that rivaled the best of Europe. 40% Grenache, 30% Samsó, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Syrah. Estate vineyards and select purchased parcels in and around Gratallops. The grapes are destemmed and sofly crushed. Fermentation is in stainless steel, cement and large wooden vats. Remontages and punching down. 8 months in barrels and wooden vats.

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