Alvaro Palacios Gratallops 2018

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Pig

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Alvaro Palacios is one of the most important producers in the Priorat area in Spain. We are in the presence of ancient vineyards with a strong temperament and vitality. Here we perceive the age-old work of farmers, the commitment of draft animals.
Spirit and hardness, patience and passion, light and rigor. All the connotations of history, commitment and geography are sublimated in wines with a round structure and fresh minerality.

Gratallops is born from a blend of organic red wine from Garnacha, Samsó (Cariñena) and other white varieties.
Upon reaching the cellar, the bunches are de-stemmed and lightly trampled. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in small wooden vats with the application of periodic punching.
The resulting wine is aged between 16 and 18 months in oval vats and French oak bocoyes, a kind of large barrel.

An elegant and warm wine like the Spanish land.

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Color

Rosso rubino con riflessi violacei.

Smell

Intensi sentori floreali che ricordano la rosa, note fruttate, tocchi speziati.

Taste

Al sorso è morbido, fresco, di buona struttura e persistenza.

Pairings

Eccellente con formaggio stagionato, selvaggina, carni rosse arrosto, carni rosse grigliate.

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Features

YEAR 2018
VINES Macabeo, 63% Garnacha
ALCOL 14.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Manuale dal 6 al 26 ottobre.

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Informations

TEMPERATURE 16-18
LOCATION Gratallops, Tarragona (Spain)
GROUND Ardesia con struttura laminare e dalla consistenza limosa.
REFINEMENT La fermentazione malolattica è spontanea e avviene in botti di legno. 15 mesi in botti di legno.
PLANTS FOR HECTARE 5200-7700
WINEMAKING Le uve vengono tutte diraspate, poi avviene la fermentazione alcolica in botti di legno su lieviti autoctoni. La macerazione dura 51 giorni.
DECANTING 1 ora
RETURN HALF 11,45 hl
DRY EXTRACT 28.4 g/l
ACIDITY 5.3 g/l
PH 3.3

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Awards

EXPERT YEAR MARK
EXPERT YEAR MARK
Wine Spectator 2016 90
Wine Advocated 2015 92
Wine Advocated 2016 94
Wine Advocated 2017 94
Wine Advocated 2018 94
James Suckling 2015 94
James Suckling 2016 93
James Suckling 2017 95
James Suckling 2018 94

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Name: Alvaro Palacios
Start-up year: 1989
Cultivated hectares: 25
Winemaker name: Álvaro Palacios y Oriol Castells
Address: Polígon 6, Parcela 26 - Gratallops, Tarragona (Spain)

Alvaro Palacios comes from a prestigious wine family, from La Rioja. He could have secured a prime position in the family winery, the world famous Palacios Remondo. However, being the dynamic visionary that he is, he decided to go out in the wine world and make his own way. He studied enology in Bordeaux and had the enviable job of working under Pomerol superstar Châteaus Pétrus winemaker Jean Pierre Moueix. When he returned to Spain, he founded his own winery in 1989 in the Mediterranean wine region of Priorat, south of Barcelona in Tarragona. Together with respected winemaker René Barbier and a few others, they ventured on what is has been called the "Gratallops Project", named after the scenic Priorat village where the wines are made. The group bought the vineyards together and shared vinification facilities until they each set up their own estates.