A blend of local and international varieties, Camins del Priorat is made from 35% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah and 10% Merlot, coming from 10 to 50-year-old vines grown in plots scattered over different towns in the region.
Harvested by hand and selected in the vineyard and in the cellar, the grapes were gently crushed and then fermented in concrete vats, oak vats and stainless steel tanks. Afterwards the wine was transferred into oak vats to complete malolactic fermentation.
Subsequently, while some of the wine remained in the wooden vats the rest of it was transferred into French oak barrels and aged for 4-6 months. Clarified with egg whites, Camins del Priorat 2018 was neither filtered nor stabilized prior to its bottling.
Aerate this red wine from Priorat 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Camins del Priorat has a clean, bright cherry colour with a violet rim.
Suggestive aromas of red and black fruit, nuanced by floral hints, touches of spices and a distinctive mineral background. Camins del Priorat is youthful and expressive.
Juicy fruit, some lactic notes, extremely gentle oaky nuances, and some earthy and mineral remembrances. Well-crafted, this wine from Álvaro Palacios has a refreshing acidity and delicious tannins. This Priorat red wine has a long mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Always interesting, Camins del Priorat 2018 is appealing both for Priorat lovers and for those who simply want to enjoy a truly nice wine.
Camins del Priorat 2017:
Aged for 8 months in oak. Enterwine 90. Peñín 91. Peñín 91.
Camins del Priorat 2016:
6 months in oak. Enterwine 90. Peñín 91.
Camins del Priorat 2015:
Peñín 91. Enterwine 90.
Camins del Priorat 2014:
Parker 90 and Tanzer 92. Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Other guides||James Suckling 94.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 35%, Cariñena 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 17%, Syrah 13%, Merlot 10%.|
|Pairings||bluefish, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
This is a must-have. Excellent gateway Priorat, en route to its wilder side. Palacios retains his magic touch.