Alvaro Palacios, L’Ermita 2015


  • Grape Variety: 91% Garnacha
  • Grape Variety: 8% Samsó
  • Grape Variety: 1% white grapes


Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios, L’Ermita, Priorat, Spain 2015

En primeur tasting / Barrel sample

Alvaro Palacios said at the London en primeur tasting: ‘L’Ermita is the caprichosa, the spoiled baby. L’Ermita’s soil is cold, and it’s harvested late: on 5 November in 2013 and 28 October in 2015. We harvest late because of the temperature of the soil, which has 2 diagonal areas of granite running through it. And we have 200 different vineyard plots. Like La Faraona [Bierzo] and Valmira [Rioja], it is grown at the limit – which means it is a spellbinding wine, a fresh wine out of one of the warmest places.’

Alvaro Palacios L’Ermita 2015 has a dense dark purple core with pinkish edge in colour. Generous brambly aromas. The palate arrives silky and smooth with bright acidity and dancing freshness. Strikingly cool and elegant, with a very fine texture. Superb finish, full of promise for a terrific future ahead of it.

There were 2,400 bottles made.

Alc 14%

Indicative price £1,515 IB x3 bottles. Contact FMV Wines

Taster Sarah Jane Evans MW

This wine was a barrel sample tasted in London on 17 March 2016.