Red Wine Palell 2013

Single varietal Hairy Grenache in Montsant aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in acacia wood barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda,
Wineries: Orto Vins
P 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A single-estate Spanish red wine with a ridiculously scarce production of less than 1,000 bottles, Palell belongs to the "Singularities" collection of the Orto Vins winery.

Produced by the master winemaker Joan Asens, this red wine from Montsant is indeed a singular one, as it is solely made from Hairy Grenache, a mutation of the well-known Grenache that is indigenous to Catalonia.

Hairy Grenache produces misterious, delightfully introspective wines which differ considerably from those made from Grenache, more fruit-driven and expansive.

This wine is made from grapes coming from a 65-year-old vineyard farmed following organic and biodynamic procedures.

Meticulously harvested and vinified, the grapes were fermented in 500-litre oak vats for a period of 28 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 3rd and 4th year oak barrels.

Finally, Palell 2013 was aged in those same barrels for 12 months.

Drink over the next 5-7 years.

Additional Information
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The red wine Palell has a clean, bright, medium cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim and some purple glints.


Slippery, kaleidoscopic notes of wild berries, along with flowers, aniseed, juniper, balsam, undergrowth, menthol, and wet earth. This varietal Hairy Grenache from Montsant also suggests some dim mineral undertones and some toasted aromas.


Extremely delicate at first, but growing in confidence as it traverses the palate.This red wine by Orto Vins has some lively tannins, a tense acidity and notes of balsam, ripe fruit, spices and flowers underpinned by a wonderful minerality. Long, enticing finish.

Our personal opinion

Another gem from Les Singularitats d'Orto collection, Palell 2013 is wonderfully sensual.


Palell 2010:

Parker 92/92+. Enterwine 93.

Year 2013
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in acacia wood barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Grenache Peluda
Pairings Alone, Aperitif, Cold meats, Duck, Eggs, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Pica Pica, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted white meats
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
2 Reviews
This wine is fabulously refined. I can't get enough of it. I like it better than many overvalued French wines.
Review by (Posted on 2 August 2018)
Not your usual garnacha. Citrus, tangerine, wild strawberries dressed in a velvety, filigree texture with a very long finish. Very refined.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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