Álvaro Palacios, S.L.

Spain Cataluña (Catalunya)

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The winery Bodegas Álvaro Palacios is located in the municipality of Gratallops in the Spanish DOCa area Priorato (Catalonia). It was founded in 1989 by Álvaro Palacios, descended from a long-establis...
Name: Álvaro Palacios, S.L.
Foundation year: 1989
Growing area: Cataluña (Catalunya)
Vineyard: 25 ha
Owner: Álvaro Palacios
Manager: Álvaro Palacios
Managing Director: Álvaro Palacios

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0.75 L
1994 D.O. ca Priorat, L'Ermita
Editor note: Deep, complex nose, spicy oak and cedar, preserved blackcurrants, some cherries and a hint of red be...
0.75 L
2008 D.O. ca 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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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, Gratallops
Editor note: Cool mineral and delicate herbaceous notes on the nose, cherries, red berries and some cassis. Clear...
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2004 D.O. ca Priorat, Les Terrasses
Editor note: Very light hint of bread on the nose, black berries, some malt and notes of dried herbs. Dark, quite...

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The winery Bodegas Álvaro Palacios is located in the municipality of Gratallops in the Spanish DOCa area Priorato (Catalonia). It was founded in 1989 by Álvaro Palacios, descended from a long-established Rioja family, who had been practicing viticulture since the mid-19th century. After the study of oenology in Bordeaux he had at the wineries Château Pétrus in Bordeaux and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars worked in the Napa Valley and then traded with barrique barrels. Then he decided to produce a world class wine. As a "young, wild winemaker" Palacios coined together with René Barbier of the winery Clos Mogador under the guidance of biologist Professor José Luis Pérez from the early 1990s, the success of the new area. The own vineyards cover 35 hectares, which after and biodynamic Be managed.

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

After the death of his father in 2000 Álvaro Palacios took over the family estate Palacios Remondo in Alfaro in the Rioja area, Two years earlier, he had together with Ricardo Perez the winery Descendientes de José Palacios in the area Bierzo founded in Castilla-Leon. In 2015 he received from Decanter Magazine the title "Man of the Year". His brother Rafael Palacios operates the eponymous winery in the area valdeorras in Galicia.

Awards of wine competitions

Year Name Wine Award
2017 Bacchus LES TERRASSES 2015 PRIORATO Bacchus de oro
2018 Bacchus 2018 LES TERRASSES 2016 Bacchus de oro
Álvaro Palacios, S.L. Region: Spain Cataluña (Catalunya)
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