Alvaro Palacios 2016 'Camins del Priorat' Priorat DOCa

Alvaro Palacios 2016 'Camins del Priorat' Priorat DOCa

Item Number: 10414

UPC: 8-429073017012

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Catalunya
Appellation/AVA: Priorat DOCa
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 40% Garnacha / 30% Samso / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Schist

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. The wine ages for 8 months in barrels and wooden vats before bottling.

History of Camins: The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for 'Camins del Priorat.' Alvaro Palacios had 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 is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat-powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (4/27/2018)

    The entry-level red blend 2016 Camins del Priorat is the first wine to be bottled—only a few months after the harvest—and is sold early, as market demand causes it to sell out pretty quickly. It's a blend of 35% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Merlot aged for a few months in oak barriques and casks. It's a very pleasant and accessible wine from the portfolio, but it's less Priorat than any of the other wines, with some international character, very nicely crafted. We are talking about one of the biggest production wines from the whole of Priorat! 260,000 bottles produced.