- If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of The New Spain, it is Alvaro Palacios. His L'Ermita is widely considered to be the most important new Spanish wine of the modern era. Born into a famous Rioja family, Alvaro studied and trained in Bordeaux before being drawn to Priorat's unique terroir of steep hills and terraces. Over the past 25 years, he has been instrumental in establishing the region at the pinnacle of Spanish wine.
Alvaro had never wanted to be known solely for expensive trophy wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat—powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained.
The wine is a blend of Garnacha, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon that is a deep-colored, youthful expression of jammy, berry fruit in Priorat's opulent style. The rich and aromatic red fruit is complemented by Mediterranean herbs, licorice, fennel and aniseed leading into a velvety smooth finish. Enjoy with rabbit, heritage pork, sausage, BBQ, and blue cheese. (from the distributor)
CountrySpainRegion/StatePrioratTypeRedVarietalGrenache/Garnacha, Carignan/Mazuelo, Cabernet SauvignonVintage2015Alcohol14.5%GrapeGarnacha 60%, Samso 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%