About Álvaro Palacios
Álvaro Palacios winery is an absolute gem nestled in the very heart of the Spanish viticultural landscape. The winery is defined by an unwavering commitment to quality and an enduring respect for the planet, with organic and biodynamic practices employed across its sun-dappled vineyards.
The estate's story begins in 1989 when young aspiring winemaker Álvaro Palacios, left the family business in Rioja to carve out a niche in the then little-known region of Priorat. Driven by a strong belief in the suitability of the region for growing world-class Grenache and Cariñena, he quickly made a name for himself by standardising these grape varieties in his world-renowned blends.
Inheriting age-old vineyards on steep terraces, Palacios has ceaselessly innovated, experimenting with various planting densities, adopting pioneering winemaking techniques and above all, producing wines with an undeniable sense of place, infused with the rugged, mineral-tinged character of Priorat's unique terroir.
Esteemed for its exceptional red wines particularly the single-vineyard expressions such as ‘L'Ermita’ Álvaro Palacios has won international acclaim. Year on year" these wines showcase the incredible finesse and depth of Grenache and Cariñena from this region, their compelling complexity a testament to Palacios's exceptional stewardship.
The winery itself is a beautiful amalgamation of tradition and modernity, with state-of-the-art winemaking facilities sat amidst the striking, rustic scenery of Priorat. Its striking image is paralleled by its wines; striking, bold creations that are widely regarded as some of Spain's finest.
In essence, the Álvaro Palacios winery truly embodies the spirit of Spanish winemaking, championing regional variety and terroir-driven wines that receive glowing global acclaim. It’s not merely a winery, but a beacon of Spanish viticulture that stands as a shining testament to Alvaro’s pioneering spirit and enduring belief in the potential of Spain's native grape varieties.
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