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Álvaro Palacios Vi de Vila Gratallops 2014 (Doble Magnum)

Álvaro Palacios Vi de Vila Gratallops

2014 (Doble Magnum)
3 L
LARGE BOTTLES
92+
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production16,000 - 19,000 bottles

The wine

The Gratallops made by Álvaro Palacios is a wine which demonstrates the great structure and potential of Priorat wines, fresh wines with a personality very much marked by the terroir, as well as mineral and powerful too. And in particular, the wine with which Álvaro Palacios seeks to convey the diversity of locations within the municipal boundaries of Gratallops; this is his Vi de Vila, a selection of grapes from the indigenous varieties Garnacha (80%) and Cariñena (20%) from parcels of land at Coll del Corral, Ermites, Torrent, Sorts-Les-Planes, Mas d'en Pallarès, Manyetes, Obagues and Socarrats. Each spot known by its own name, just as it was done in times gone by.

What does this wine taste like?

A wine that's aromatic, elegant, with a floral undertone, aromatic herbs, and slightly earthy.

Drinking and storing

Flavoursome, with abundant ripe tannins and the acidity required for maturing in bottle for several years.

Serve between 15ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

carnes-rojas
Red meat

Ratings and awards

201994 PK95 PN95 SK
201894 PK95 PN94 SK
201794 PK96 PN95 SK
201692-94 PK94 PN93 SK
201596 PK
201492+ PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2019 Gratallops is a village wine produced with grapes from different Gratallops vineyards, which are mentioned on the label, with a varietal breakdown of 87% Garnacha, 12% Cariñena and 1% white grapes (Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo and Pedro Ximenez) from organically farmed vineyards. It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in large oak vats for 13 months. There is a lot of finesse and elegance, tons of red fruit, a bright ruby color with a blue hue, and a velvety mouthfeel. In general, the wines from 2019 are very aromatic, expressive, open and floral, and there is no sense of heat or alcohol in any of them. They come through as perfectly balanced. It was bottled in April 2021, and 16,670 bottles were produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/07/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 94 PARKER

Customer reviews

5.0/5
3 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing periodBetween 13 and 16 months
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine ageBetween 14 and 70 years
SoilLlicorella
ClimateMediterranean
OrientationNorth / East
Surface area8.00 hectares
Altitude400.00 meters

The winery

Álvaro Palacios

Álvaro Palacios

Álvaro Palacios came to the Priorat in 1989, to the town of Gratallops to be precise, following the lead of a group of local producers fully intending to pass on through their wines all the character of this land, full of its own brightness, with the shining Mediterranean sun, the gleaming slate in rocky crags, and brightly-coloured fennel in the olive groves. This is mystic, spiritual country tracing back its past to the Carthusian monks, who worked at cultivating vines...

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