Alvaro Palacios 2016 'Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes' Priorat DOCa
Item Number: 11586
Sub Region: Catalunya
Appellation/AVA: Priorat DOCa
Grape(s): 60% Garnacha / 40% Samsó
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Friable schist on steep, terraced slopes
Elevation: 200 to 600 meters
While originally conceived of as a value wine, Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes has slowly evolved into the essence of what makes Priorat special. Drawing on 15+ years of study, Terrasses is sourced from many of the region's steepest and oldest vineyards—many of them north-facing to avoid the intense afternoon sun.
Fruit Source: Les Terrasses is made from estate grapes and selected lots of purchased old vine Garnacha and Cariñena.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes macerate for 15 days. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats with pumpovers. The wine ages for 12 months in French barrique (20% new). It is bottled without filtration but is fined with egg whites.
Bill St. John for Chicago Tribune 12/9/2014
"Typical Priorat-heavy blend of Garnacha and Carignan, but with great buoyancy and freshness; hint of slate; persistent in the finish." Read full article.
Won Bronze Medal in Decanter's World Wine Awards 2015 for Spanish Red