Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 'Velles Vinyes' 2019, DOCa Priorat, Spain

If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of ‘The New Spain”, it’s Alvaro Palacios. Drawn to the remote and seductive Priorat, 60 miles from Barcelona, with the unique terroir of steep hills and terraces, Alvaro believed that here he could make a wine that evoked both Petrus and Grange. Drawing on 15+ years of study, Terrasses is sourced from many of the region’s steepest and oldest vineyards – many of them north-facing to avoid the intense afternoon sun. Fruit Source: Estate grapes, with the addition of selected lots of purchased old vine Garnacha and Carinena grapes. (60% Carinena, 30% Garnacha, with the rest syrah and cabernet sauvignon). Aged 12 months in French barriques (20% new). No Filtering. Egg White Fining.