Palacios Remondo - Propiedad label
Palacios Remondo - Propiedad bottle

Palacios Remondo - Propiedad 2015

Red Wine

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Item# 97248-15/6PK

Product Ratings

James Suckling 94pt
Wine Spectator 93pt
Robert Parker 94+pt

History

The Palacios Remondo winery history stretches back five generations when the D.O.C. Rioja was first gaining notoriety as one of the premier winemaking regions of the world. Jose Palacios Remondo, father of renowned winemaker Alvaro Palacios, reestablished the estate in 1945. Alvaro Palacios, born at his family's winery in Alfaro, became one of Spain's winemaking pioneers for his successes in Priorat and Bierzo. In 2000, upon his father's death, Alvaro assumed responsibility for Palacios Remondo, and committed to taking the estate's qualiry to new heights. Under his inspired leadership, Palacios Remondo is now a rising star of Rioja.

Vinification

Hand-picked, old-vine Garnacha clusters were selected, first in the field and again on a sorting table at the winery, before being de­ stemmed and put separately into 5,000 liter oak tanks for an alcoholic and malolactic fermentation using native yeasts. After a long maceration of 28 days, an initial blend was made and the wine was aged for 14 months in 50% new and 50% one year-old French oak barrels. The wine was then left unclarified and unfiltered before bottling.

Vintage

2015 has been characterized by winemaker Alvaro Palacios as being a year of incredible grace and charm. Overall an extremely dry vintage, only 216 liters of rain fell during the entire year. While the vintage was full of natural sunlight, temperatures were actually cooler than in previous years and the majority of the clusters only began to ripen when a few hot days broke out among the greater number of mild days and cool nights. Alvaro says that this extended maturation led to wines that have "great structural support, are fresh and aromatic, with lively acid and a long finish." Vibrant and versatile are words that he uses to describe the 2015 Propiedad.

Estate

If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it is winemaker Alvaro Palacios. Born into a wine family in Rioja, he now makes wine in three different appellations: Priorat, Bierzo, and his hometown of Alfaro in Rioja. Alvaro’s flagship Priorat wine, L’Ermita, is one of the most coveted wines in all of Spain. Following his great successes in Priorat and Bierzo during the 1990s, and the death of his father in 2000, Alvaro Palacios took the helm of Palacios Remondo, his family’s property and winery in Rioja Baja.