Wines of Alvaro Palacios
Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc.

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Decanter magazine, one of the most well respected wine publications in the world, named Alvaro Palacios its Man of the Year for 2015. The award is given to people who have made an exceptional contribution to the universe of wine. The list of members who have been given this prize includes many of the legends of all times such as Robert Mondavi, Angelo Gaja, Emile Penyaud, Aubert de Villaine or Christian Moueix, to name a few.

Alvaro was chosen, in the words of Decanter, “in recognition of the leadership role you have played in the Spanish wine industry. You have been at the vanguard of Spain’s quality revolution and your energy and dynamism have been an inspiration to all. Today Spain is regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic wine regions in the world, in no small measure due to your example.” (Sarah Kemp, Publishing Director) To read Decanter’s full profile of Alvaro click here

We are privileged to have worked with Alvaro for many years, and we are thrilled that his work, passion and commitment have been recognized in this way. It has been a pleasure bringing his wines to so many wine lovers in Ontario. Below is a full list of all that is available from Alvaro’s three properties. If we can be of assistance please send an email to jason@woodmanws.com

 

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alvaro palacios camins del priorat 2013, priorat

Camins del Priorat is an affordable introduction to Priorat, a rugged region in northern Spain known for expensive trophy wines. It is the realization of Alvaro Palacios’ goal of producing a wine that offered great value without sacrificing quality.

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216291 $25.95
alvaro palacios Velles Vinyes  les terrasses 2011, priorat

#26 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013.

Les Terrasses is highly scored and highly sought-after year after year. A blend of 40% Garnacha, 45% Samso, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah (60- to 90-year-old vines) cropped at just 10 hectoliters per hectare, raised in 20% new oak plus one-, two- and three-year-old barrels. It has a well-defined, opulent bouquet of creme de cassis, blueberry and violets that blossom from the glass.

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977843 $46.95
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 Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofí 2011, Priorat

The original Clos Dofi now called Finca Dofi. This is a single vineyard with an average vine age of 20 years. One of the first 5 great “clos” that catapulted the Priorat to fame. Everything is done by hand, harvest is done in many passes to get optimal fruit and the vineyard is farmed organically and with biodynamic principles.

The grapes have a 25 day maceration before fermentation in oak vats with punch down. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine is aged in oak for 16 months: 80% of which was used to age Camins and 20% one year old.

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730184 $93.00
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Alvaro Palacios L’Ermita 2006, Priorat

L’Ermita is widely considered—along with Peter Sisseck’s Dominio de Pingus—to be the most important Spanish wine of the modern era. It is the wine that brought Alvaro to the wine world’s attention.

L’Ermita is made from 60 to 100-year-old vines, farmed at 15 hectolitres per hectare and then aged for 18 to 19 months in new French barrels. This is the flagship wine from Álvaro Palacios and one is not disappointed – a wine of the upmost quality and poise. Quality that would not go amiss in a line-up of the top wines from around the world, giving any First Growth a run for its money.

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729913 $799.00
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descendientes de j. palacios ‘petalos’ 2012, bierzo

Petalos is a wine of remarkable quality, consistency and popularity. The vineyards used in Pétalos are rented vineyards in and around the village of Corullon. All the vineyards are from slate based soils with vines ranging in age from 40 – 90 years old. All wine making is done biodynamically.

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675207 $26.95
Corullon
descendientes de j. palacios Villa de Córullon 2012, bierzo

Alvaro’s Córullon vineyards are made up of 30 hectares of slate slopes to the more mountainous western limits of Bierzo. 60 year old Mencia vines yield a wine of great purity, silky definition and a powerful yet refreshing and aromatic finish.

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$70.00
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descendientes de j. palacios ‘Moncerbal’ 2011, bierzo

‘Moncerbal’ is from 0.86 hectares of the steep Moncerbal hillside facing southwest in the village of Corullon, at around 700m, with vines around 100 years old. It’s fermented in small open wooden vats and then aged 14 months in new French barriques.

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154443 $144.00
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bodegas palacios remondo ‘la vendimia’ 2012, rioja

A superb New-Style Rioja from the vinous magician Alvaro Palacios. 50/50 Garnacha and Tempranillo and made by whole-bunch fermentation then aged only briefly in oak barrels. This is a distinctly superior every-day drinker.

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674564 $16.95
bodegas palacios remondo ‘la montesa’ 2011, rioja

Based in Alfaro in Rioja Baja, Bodegas Palacios Remondo is where Alvaro wields his talent when not in Priorat (or elsewhere). Given his exacting standards, it is unsurprising that he has reduced production and improved quality.

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674572 $19.85
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Bodegas Palacios Remondo Propiedad 2010, Rioja

The estate’s flagship wine is made from a blend of the indigenous grape varietals Garnacha and Tempranillo, and true to its name, it is the finest expression of the high-elevation vineyards located on the Palacios Remondo property, or “Propiedad.” Only 4,250 9-liter cases of this wine were produced.

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$65.00