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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2004
Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2004
(search item no. 92536)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyards at Bodegas Palacios Remondo, located in the Rioja Baja D.O., are organically farmed and the wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

The 2004 Crianza "Montesa" is a blend of 45% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha, and 15% Graciano and Mazuelo with aging in French oak. It is an elegant example of Rioja with smoky red currant, cherry and herbal aromas and flavors, ripe, silky tannins and a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next 4−5 years.

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About Palacios Remondo:

Bodegas Palacios Remondo is based in Alfaro in the Rioja Baja. This old family firm has been revitalized by the arrival of Alvaro Palacios who has already made his name, starting from scratch, with his extraordinary Priorato wines. He is now intent on bringing the family Rioja company into the front line. The wines are made from their own vineyards, a rarity in the Rioja region.

Palacios is deeply committed to organic viticulture and natural winemaking practices, such as use of organic fertilizers in the stone-covered, clay soils. All wines are unfiltered and clarified only with egg whites, no exogenous yeasts or commercial compounds are added to the wines and sulfites are kept to minimum levels. Total respect for his vineyard and its surrounding environment results in wines – La Montesa, Propiedad, Plácet Valtomelloso and La Vendimia – that express the true nature of the estate’s soils.