Premium Spanish Garnacha from a highly acclaimed producer.
If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it is Alvaro Palacios.
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. Pétrus. He credits his tenure at Pétrus 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 remote and wildly beautiful Priorat, 60 miles from Barcelona, which had been one of Spain’s important pre-Phylloxera wine regions. With its unique terroir of steep hills and terraces Alvaro believed that there he could make a wine that was like a cross between Pétrus and Grange.
Camins is the winery's softer Priorat where the Garnacha and Cariñena base is supported by Cabernet, Syrah and Merlot. A supple red wine that has good energy, with vibrant acidity fueling the bright berry and cherry fruit. Fresh herb and vanilla accents add interest. Graceful and alluring.