Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes Priorat 2011
While originally conceived of as a value wine, Les Terrasses "Velles Vignes" has evolved into the essence of what makes Priorat special. Drawing on 15+ years of study, Les Terrasses is sourced from many of steepest and oldest vineyards in the Priorat region.
The son of the owners of Rioja's Palacios Remondo, Alvaro Palacios spent his early 20s working and studying winemaking outside of Spain. His experience abroad - particularly in Bordeaux - instilled in him a deep passion for great wines and led him to return to Spain. With the ambition to make wines that could be world-class. To achieve this dream, Palacios was drawn to the historic hillsides of slate soil and its traditional grape varieties of Garnacha and Carinena. Now widely considered to be among the more important new Spanish wineries in a generation, Alvaro Palacios embodies the spirit of "The New Spain."