Alvaro Palacios, Quiñon de Valmira 2015


  • Grape Variety: 100% Garnacha


Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios, Quiñon de Valmira, Rioja, Spain 2015

En primeur tasting / Barrel sample

First fruits of Alvaro Palacios’ labours to restore Rioja Baja’s traditional Garnachas to glory. Bush vines, grown at 615m, at the limit of ripening. Shallow red clay soil over calcium carbonate. Alvaro Palacios Quiñon de Valmira 2015 is a pale garnet colour with gloriously floral aromas. Equally seductive palate superbly ripe with a lift of orange peel and grain of dark chocolate. Very refined; Pinot-like.  A great beginning; a vineyard to watch.

Alc 14%

Indicative price £537 IB x3 bottles. Contact FMV Wines

Taster Sarah Jane Evans MW

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