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Alvaro Palacios Vi de Vila Gratallops 2021
Priorat - Spain
Robert Parker
  • S$129.00

Wine Type: Red Wine

Grape Variety: 74% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 1% White varieties: Garnacha blanca, Macabeo and PX.

Vintage: 2021

Aging Potential: Ready to drink

Serving Temperature: 16 °C

Alcohol Level: 14.5%

Country: Spain

Region: Priorat

Gratallops is an organic red wine coupage of the GarnachaSamsó (Cariñena) and other white varieties produced by the Álvaro Palacios winery, under the D.O.Q. Priorat, in Catalonia.

This “Vi de Vila” is made with clusters from eleven plots: Ermites, Torrent, Coll del Corral, Camp d’en Piqué, Socarrats, Carrerada, Les Sorts, Mas d’en Pallarès, Manyetes, L’Ermita and L’Hort de l’Olivar in Gratallops, a wine region in TarragonaSpain, composed of the area’s characteristic slate soils (llicorella) and vines aged between 15 and 70 years old.

When the grapes reach the winery, they are destemmed and lightly pressed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in small wooden tubs with occasional cap plunges. The resulting wine ages for 16 to 18 months in oval tanks and French oak bocoyes, a type of large barrel.

In this coupage of two red varieties, Garnacha and Samsó, there is also a very small amount of local white grapes like Garnacha BlancaMacabeo and Pedro Ximénez.

All wines signed by Álvaro Palacios, the Priorat wizard, are guaranteed to be elegant and refined. They have turned him into a leading figure in international viticulture and are some of the best and most sought after wines in the world.

  • Dark red
  • Classic Priorat nose of ripe blackberries, violets and hints of saddle leather.
  • The palate is precocious, generous and finely constructed, its broad weave on the mid-palate belying the detail of its components, details which will unravel gently and pleasingly over the next two to four years.