Alvaro Palacios ' Vi de Villa Gratallops' 2017

- 20%
  • €55,00
  • €69,00


Tags: ABV14.5%, Carignan, Grenache, Priorat
The red "vi de vila" (village wine) 2017 Gratallops is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 19% Cariñena and 1% white grapes that fermented crushed and destemmed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak bocoyes and foudres for 15 months. This is the wine that surprised me the most when they were poured and I first put my nose in the glass. It feels floral, aromatic, clean, open and expressive like no other Gratallops that I remember. It seems quite marked by the Garnacha, with notes of Mediterranean herbs, red berries and fennel. For Álvaro Palacios, the wines from Gratallops have to have ripeness, not be very dark in color, with brightness, red rather than black fruit, not heavy, with the textured sensation of the slate soils.......The wines have to be transparent. This Gratallops could very much represent the character of the place....... This has to be among the best Gratallops to date94 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE