Alvaro Palacios great Rioja wines
Alvaro Palacios is a famous Spanish producer from the Rioja area, in the Priorat wine region. Coming from a historic family of winemakers from Rioja, the Bodega Palacios Remondo, Alvaro, after studying oenology in Bordeaux and practicing for two years at the prestigious Château Pétrus in Pomerol, decided to return home to the Priory and become independent and detached from the family business. He bought his first vineyard in 1990, Finca Dofí, and in 1993 he added the second one of 1.7 hectares: the famous L'Ermita vineyard, planted in 1940. From both vineyards Palacios produces two single vineyard labels from Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cariñena grapes. In 1998, Alvaro starts together with his nephew Ricardo Perez another wine-growing and wine-producing reality in Bierzo, called Descendientes de J Palacios, where wines are produced following the same style of Alvaro at an excellent quality/price ratio.