Bodegas Palacios Remondo 'Camins Del Priorat' 2018

£22.00

Full bodied, earthy, and deep purple in colour. Not the most attractive man in the world, it's fair to say. But Alvaro was an incurable romantic. And he was in...

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Full bodied, earthy, and deep purple in colour. Not the most attractive man in the world, it's fair to say. But Alvaro was an incurable romantic. And he was in love with the beautiful daughter of a goat baron. Aware his looks were unlikely to draw the maiden's eye, Alvaro instead dedicated a week of nights to building the now famous 'walk', or 'Camins' as it in in Spanish, through the vineyards of Priorat.


The next time Anna-Maria passed through the vineyards, on her way to milk Daddy's goats, she was overwhelmed by the most extraordinary scent. Spice, black pepper, cherry, bramble. Intoxicating. As if she'd been touched by a prince. To the end of her days - her eyes being closed in reverie at the perfume - she never did know who rushed from the vines and planted a kiss on her lips


If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of 'The New Spain', it is Alvaro Palacios. His L'Ermita is widely considered to be one of the most important Spanish wines in a generation. One of nine children born to the owners of Rioja's respected Palacios Remondo, Alvaro studied enology in Bordeaux while working under Jean-Pierre Moueix at Ch.Petrus. He credits his tenure at Petrus for much of his winemaking philosophy and for showing him the 'importance of great wines.' Alvaro could have returned to the security of his family's domaine. Instead he was drawn to Priorat, 60 miles from Barcelona which had been one of Spain's most important wine regions. With its unique terroir of steep hills and terraces, Alvaro believed that here he could make a wine that was like a cross between Petrus and Grange. He acquired his first vineyard, Finca Dofi in 1990. Then in 1993, he located what is now regarded as the crown jewel property in Priorat, a precipitious, northeast facing Garnacha vineyard on well-drained schish that had been planted between 1900 and 1940. Alvaro named it for a small chapel, or hermitage, that sits atop the hill - L'Ermita.
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£4.95

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Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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£9.95

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