|Production||16,000 - 19,000 bottles|
£243.20/ 3 L btl
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.
Ratings and awards
|2019||94 PK||95 PN||95 SK|
|2018||94 PK||95 PN||94 SK|
|2017||94 PK||96 PN||95 SK|
|2016||92-94 PK||94 PN||93 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
La identidad del Priorat
Capa de color tan alta que parece tinta china. Pulpa de fruta madura, ciruela roja muy carnosa. Bayas rojas, incluso jugo de granada. Una acidez excepcional, nada molesta y una mineralidad extraordinaria.
ECCELLENTE QUESTO VINO DI ALVARO PALACIOS , UN MUST ASSOLUTO PER CHI AMA I VINI DEL PRIORAT , CONSIGLIATISSIMO !
Alvaro Palacios aprovecha lo mejor de cada terreno. Realmente magnífico
|Ageing period||Between 13 and 16 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Vine age||Between 14 and 70 years|
|Orientation||North / East|
|Surface area||8.00 hectares|
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...