Alvaro Palacios - 'Les Terrasses' - Priorat

Colour: Red
Country: spain
Producer: alvaro palacios
Grape: Carignan grenache Syrah
Region: catalonia
Appellation: priorat

If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it’s Alvaro Palacios. His L’Ermita is widely considered—along with Peter Sisseck’s Dominio de Pingus—to be the most important Spanish wine of the modern era.

Ricardo Perez, created a tiny jewel of a domaine in the town of Corullón, on Bierzos western border. Descendientes de J. Palacios—named for Alvaros father—produces as many as seven different wines, depending on the year. And since the first vintage in 1999, Descendientes has proven that it is Spains closest kin to the great domaines of Burgundys Côte dOr.

  • 93 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”The 2014 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes is a blend of 60% Garnacha and 40% Cariñena from different villages. The 2014 vintage was a high yielding, warm vintage and the grapes from the nine villages of Priorat fermented in a combination of oak and cement vats with natural yeasts and matured in oak barrels for ten months. This is always a characterful wine, with the unmistakable signature of the Cariñena with the rusticity of the dusty roads of Priorat. The palate is really lively, with some dusty tannins and high acidity. It's long and it finishes with a mineral sensation. Despite my references to some rusticity, this is very elegant, much more elegant and refined than the wines from the 1990s and 2000s. Elegant rusticity, that is!” Luis Gutiérrez

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