Wine Priorat DOC "Finca Dofi", 2012
Wine opaque ruby color.
Taste wine elegant, balanced, with fruity notes, rounded, velvety tannins and a long finish.
The wine has a complex, deep, enchanting aroma, which, like a symphony, interwoven notes of red fruits, orange and peach nuances of anise and herbs.
Wine is the perfect complement to venison, roasted red meat or meat cooked on the grill, as well as cheeses.
The wine is created from a crop grown on biodynamic vineyard "Finca Dofi", which occupies 12 hectares. After fermentation, the wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months. Storage capacity of the vintage 2011 is 17-20 years. Apogee of development, according to experts, the wine will reach after the first 8 years of storage.
Alvaro Palacios - comes from a prestigious family of wine from Rioja, which could easily occupy a major position in the world-famous family winery Palacios Remondo. But despite this, he decided to go his own way. Alvaro studied oenology in Bordeaux and had the enviable job in the famous winemaker Jean-Pierre Mueksa in Ch. Petrus. Returning to Spain, founded his own winery Alvaro Mediterranean Priorat wine region, south of Barcelona in Tarragona. Together with a respected winemaker René Barbier and several partners they ventured into what was called «Gratallops Project», the name was chosen in honor of a picturesque village of the Priory, where they produced wine. They bought vineyards and produces wines together as long as one is not founded his own farm.
In 1988, Alvaro Gratallops acquired a 12-hectare vineyard, this estate he called Finca Dofí. The first vintage of wine - 1989 was well received by the Spanish wine critics, and in 1993 and outside of Spain all learned about the new wines of Priorat. In 1993, the market goes wine L'Ermita, which immediately created a furor. On 3 hectares of vineyards Ermita (Ermita) growing vine Garnacha, whose age is 100 years, each of the vines gives only 3-4 bunches. The third wine, Las Terrasses, which produces Alvaro Palacios, made from grapes purchased from local farms, the average age of the vines - 65-70 years. In 2007, the line of prestigious wines of Alvaro Palacios replenished Camins del Priorat.
In 1997, Palacios added onto his own winery, which uses the best equipment. A lot of attention is paid to the care of the vineyards. Here, for each hectare of individual monitors. All work carried out by hand, and harvested grapes supplied to the village by mule.
Alvaro is a representative of the "new generation" of Spanish wine. From the beginning, his goal was to create a world-class wines, which he achieved made them wines have earned a cult status and received the highest awards and ratings from the most respected publications. John Radford, Spanish wine expert, said: " Les Terrasses - excellent wine, Finca Dofí - outstanding, and L'Ermita - incredible. "