his great successes in Priorato (the flagship wine
he produces there, L’Ermita, is widely considered
one of the most important Spanish wines) and Bierzo
and the death of his father in 2000, superstar
winemaker Alvaro Palacios assumed
for the family’s property and winery in Rioja.
Palacios wasted no time in redefining the historic
estate’s winemaking and viticultural practices.
with the goal of creating far superior wines from
his father had planted in the 1980's, and other selected
Vendimia is a 50/50 blend of Spain’s two original
star varieties, Tempranillo and Garnacha. Lively
and bright crimson in color, this wine has soft aromas
of rose petals, Mediterranean herbs, fresh orchard
fruit, and hints of orange rind. Currants, Bing cherries,
fresh nectarines, plums and a hint of wild fennel
are expressed on the palate.
now but sure to develop complexity over the next
3 - 4 years. Pair with the "Kalamata Olive Tapenade" featured
in our Wines
by Jennifer Cookbook.