Wine "Camins del Priorat" DOC, 2017
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Wine purple color with purple rim.
The taste of wine is perfectly balanced, with a silky texture, soft tannins, blackberry and violet notes and a long aftertaste.
Rich bouquet of the wine reveals aromas of dark fruit, dominated by cherry, plum and blackberry, hints of spice and mineral notes.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment for grilled meat, poultry meat dishes, especially duck, fried mushrooms, cheese.
"Kamins del Priorat" - one of the youngest in the line of wines from Alvaro Palacios. This wine is its power, elegance, restraint and availability reflects a particular vision of the Priory. Vineyards farms are located at an altitude of 250-600 meters above sea level. Soil vineyards - slate. Vines, whose age ranges from 20 to 50 years, have extremely low rates of productivity - only 20 hl / ha. Harvesting is done by hand, and complete destemming. Fermentation of wine goes under controlled temperature in oak barrels and neutral vessels. Then the wine is kept in barrels for 8 months in oak and large wooden ton, and then bottled without filtration. "Kamins del Priorat" is a very rich wine with a mature and powerful taste, it can be recommended to those who appreciate wine with character.
Alvaro Palacios - comes from a prestigious family of wine from Rioja, which could easily occupy a major position in the world-famous family winery - Palacios Remondo. But despite this, he decided to go his own way. Alvaro studied oenology in Bordeaux and had the enviable job in the famous winemaker Jean-Pierre Mueksa in Ch. Pétrus.
Returning to Spain, founded his own winery Alvaro Mediterranean Priorat wine region, south of Barcelona, Tarragona. Together with a respected winemaker René Barbier and several partners they ventured into what was called the "Gratallops Project", the name was chosen in honor of a picturesque village of the Priory, where they produced wine. They bought vineyards and produces wines together as long as one is not founded his own farm.
In 1988, Alvaro Palacios Gratallops acquired a 12-hectare vineyard, this estate he called Finca Dofí. The first vintage of wine - in 1989 - was well received by the Spanish wine critics, and in 1993 and outside of Spain all learned about the new wines of Priorat. In 1993, the market goes wine "L'Ermita", which immediately created a furor. On 3 hectares of vineyards Ermita (Ermita) growing vine Garnacha, whose age is 100 years, each of the vines gives only 3-4 bunches. The third wine, Las Terrasses, which produces Alvaro Palacios, made from grapes purchased from local farms, the average age of the vines - 65-70 years. In 2007, the line of prestigious wines of Alvaro Palacios replenished "Camins del Priorat".
In 1997, Palacios added onto his own winery, which uses the best equipment. A lot of attention is paid to the care of the vineyards. Here, for each hectare of individual monitors. All work carried out by hand, and harvested grapes are delivered to the village on mules.
Alvaro is a representative of the "new generation" of Spanish wine. From the beginning, his goal was to create a world-class wines, which he is quite able to achieve, since they produced wines have earned a cult status and received the highest awards and ratings from the most respected publications. John Radford, Spanish wine expert, said: "Les Terrasses - excellent wine, Finca Dofí - outstanding, and L'Ermita - incredible."