Alvaro Palacios 2018 'Camins del Priorat' Priorat DOCa
Item Number: 12951
Sub Region: Catalunya
Appellation/AVA: Priorat DOCa
Grape(s): 40% Garnacha / 20% Samsó / 15% Cabernet Sauvignon / 15% Syrah / Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Schist
Vineyard Notes: Camins del Priorat is sourced from a combination of estate vineyards and purchased grapes. All the vineyards are in and around the village of Gratallops.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are destemmed and softly crushed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, cement and large wooden vats. The wine ages for 8 months in barrels and wooden vats before bottling.
History of Camins: The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for 'Camins del Priorat.' Alvaro Palacios had never wanted to be known solely for expensive "trophy" wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat-powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained.
91pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 4/25/2019
"Assertive aromas of black/blue fruit preserves and candied violet are complicated by suggestions of licorice, smoky minerals and peppery spices. Offers primary blueberry and cassis flavors that slowly deepen on the back half while picking up a hint of cola. Slow-building tannins frame a long, supple finish that leaves a resonating floral note behind."