Coupage de Garnacha con un porcentaje de Cariñena de las viñas más jóvenes de la bodega repartidas en 8 parcelas por el municipio de Gratallops. Llamado "Vi de Vila", "Vino de Pueblo" para poner de manifiesto las características de uno de los mejores terruños del Priorat. Vino con un altísimo potencial de envejecimiento que en el futuro nos regalará la grandeza de los escasos y pequeños granos de uva. Es el vino con el que Álvaro Palacios busca transmitir la diversidad de los parajes de Gratallops.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The village red ("vi de vila" in Catalan) 2015 Gratallops is sourced from their own vineyards in the village, and the varietal components came to 85% Garnacha, 13% Cariñena and 2% white grapes: Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo and PX. It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in barriques for 15 months. Tasted next to the Terrasses from the same year, it doesn't have the finesse; it's not a powerful vintage and might be a little diluted, but it's full of flavor. 17,500 bottles were filled in February 2017. - Luis Gutiérrez.
A beautiful focus and brightness to the Priorat with blueberry, blackberry and mineral character. Medium body, extremely fine-grained tannins and a clean finish. Perfumed. Drink or hold.
Alvaro Palacios Gratallops Vi de Vila 2015 is a blend of 10 different sites. Very aromatic, with raspberries and notes of red liquorice. The palate is bursting with ripe berries, restrained by spice and grip of tannin. Very long finish. Impressively delicate and fresh. Indicative price £136 per 6. 19,900 bottles made. Contact FMV Wines This wine was a barrel sample tasted at Alvaro Palacios en primeur in London on 17th March 2016. - Sarah Jane Evans MW.
The top cuvée is the 2015 Priorat Gratallops, a blend of 85% Garnacha, 13% Cariñena and the rest an assortment of grapes. It's slightly more reserved and closed compared to the Les Terrasses but blossoms with time in the glass to show terrific notes of black raspberries, cassis, crushed flowers, violets, and assorted dried earth and mineral characteristics. It's medium to full-bodied, has a light, balanced, graceful texture, fine, polished tannin, no hard edges, and a great finish.