Alvaro Palacios 2019 'Camins del Priorat' Priorat DOCa
Item Number: 14269
Sub Region: Priorat
Appellation/AVA: Priorat DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 35% Garnacha / 24% Syrah / 17% Cabernet Sauvignon / 11% Cariñena / 10% Merlot / 3% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Schist
#66 on James Suckling Top 100 Spain of 2020
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 with native yeast. The wine ages for 4 months in barrels and wooden vats before bottling.
History of Camins: The evolving seriousness of Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes eventually left room for Camins del Priorat. Alvaro Palacios has 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 aims to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat—powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained.