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2018 Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita

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2018 Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


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Tasting Notes:

The flagship 2018 L'Ermita is already classified as Gran Vinya Classificada, the new category of Grand Cru vineyards from the Priorat appellation of origin. Like the 2017, the blend here is mostly Garnacha with about 20% Cariñena (the highest for this wine) and 2% of white grapes that fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats with a maceration of 56 days and matured in oak barrels of different sizes for 14 months. The grapes were picked quite late but on the same date as the previous year, the 17th of October, because the vineyard is so regular. The wine is aromatic, intense and elegant, with a lifted nose, a high-pitched note of violet pastille, more refined than the Aubaguetes and Baixada. It is classical and proportioned, with contained and complex aromas and flavors and lots of energy, light in its feel but with inner power and strength. As with most great wines, it should develop nicely and for a long time in bottle but will drink well throughout its life. Grand vin, yes. 2,440 bottles were filled in April 2020.

Tasting Notes:

So perfumed with violets, lavender and purple fruit, as well as slate. Full-bodied with tight, polished tannins that are layered and compact at the same time. Chewy, yet refined. Superb finesse and precision. Drink after 2022.

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Alvaro Palacios Muro (Natural Alfaro, March 9, 1964 is a winemaker and producer of wine from the region Rioja Baja , Spain. He is the son of a large family , with traditional riojanos five generations of winemakers, Palacios Remondo. it has 9 brothers. he studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France) under the tutelage of Jean Pierre Moueix , and a legend in the world of wines, Château Pétrus . Today it is one of the Spanish winemakers more recognized internationally. in this 2013 the magazine ' wine Espectator ' he elected its wine 'Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses Vinyes Velles 2011 as one of the' Top 100 wines of the year '.