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Álvaro Palacios, S.L.

Spain Catalunya

Winery Wines
Name: Álvaro Palacios, S.L.
Foundation year: 1989
Growing area: Catalunya
Vineyard: 25 ha
Owner: Álvaro Palacios
Manager: Álvaro Palacios
Managing Director: Álvaro Palacios
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Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes 2013, Priorato



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The Bodegas Álvaro Palacios winery is located in the municipality of Gratallops in the Spanish DOCa area of Priorato (Catalonia). It was founded in 1989 by Álvaro Palacios, who descends from an old-es...

Tasted Wines 13 Wines View All

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1994 D.O.Q Priorat L'Ermita
Editor note: Deep, complex nose, spicy oak and cedar, preserved blackcurrants, some cherries and a hint of red be...
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2008 D.O.Q Priorat Gratallops
Editor note: Cool mineral and delicate herbaceous notes on the nose, cherries, red berries and some cassis. Clear...
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2008 D.O.Q Priorat Dofí
Editor note: Cool, clear, polished nose, ripe preserved cherries and mixed berries, herbaceous, floral and minera...
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2008 D.O.Q Priorat Les Terrasses
Translate to English Editor note: Säuerliche und auch etwas schärfende, fast ein wenig flüchtige Nase nach Kirschen und gemischten Bee...
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2008 D.O.Q Priorat Camins del Priorat
Translate to English Editor note: Herber, leicht erdiger Duft nach Kirschen und schwarzen Beeren mit rotbeerigen und pflanzlichen Note...
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2004 D.O.Q Priorat Les Terrasses
Editor note: Very light hint of bread on the nose, black berries, some malt and notes of dried herbs. Dark, quite...
The Bodegas Álvaro Palacios winery is located in the municipality of Gratallops in the Spanish DOCa area of Priorato (Catalonia). It was founded in 1989 by Álvaro Palacios, who descends from an old-established Rioja family that had been growing grapes here since the mid-19th century. After studying oenology in Bordeaux, he had worked at the wineries Château Pétrus in Bordeaux and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley and then traded in barrique barrels. Then he decided to produce a world-class wine. As a "young, wild winemaker", Palacios, together with René Barbier from the Clos Mogador winery, shaped the success of the new field from the early 1990s onwards under the guidance of Professor José Luis Pérez, a biologist with a doctorate. The estate's own vineyards cover 35 hectares of vines, which are cultivated according to ecological and biodynamic principles

Álvaro Palacios became famous with his wine "L'Ermita", named after a five-hectare single vineyard, which comes from average 90-year-old vines with a maximum yield of ten hectolitres per hectare. It is blended from Garnatxa = Garnacha Tinta (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Carineña (5%) and is aged for 20 months in new French 500-litre oak barrels. It is also bottled in large format bottles such as Magnum (1.5 litres), but also Jeroboam (4.5 litres = 6 x 0.75 l). Together with Dominio de Pingus, this wine is one of the most expensive red wines in Spain. Outstanding vintages are 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997. The second wine is also named after a single vineyard "Finca Dofí". It is blended from Garnatxa and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as some Carineña, Merlot and Syrah. A third wine made from purchased Garnatxa, Carineña and Cabernet Sauvignon is called "Les Terrasses".

After the death of his father in 2000, Álvaro Palacios took over the family winery Palacios Remondo in Alfaro in the Rioja area. Two years earlier, together with Ricardo Perez, he had already founded the winery Descendientes de José Palacios in the Bierzo area of Castilla y León. In 2015, he received the title "Man of the Year" from Decanter Magazine. His brother Rafael Palacios runs the winery of the same name in the Valdeorras area of Galicia
Álvaro Palacios, S.L. Region: Spain Catalunya
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