Red Wine Palell 2014

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Varietal Hairy Grenache aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda,
Wineries: Orto Vins
P 93 ñ 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A single vineyard Spanish red wine with a production of less than 1,000 bottles, Palell is one of the bottlings of the "Les Singularitats d'Orto" collection.

Produced by master winemaker Joan Asens through his personal project, the Orto Vins winery, this Crianza red wine is indeed a singular one, as it is solely made from Hairy Grenache, a mutation of the Grenache variety indigenous to Catalonia.

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

This varietal red wine from Montsant is sourced solely from a 65-year-old vineyard located in DO Montsant and farmed following organic and biodynamic procedures.

Meticulously harvested and vinified, Palell 2014 was fermented in 500-litre oak vats for a period of 28 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 3rd and 4th year oak barrels, after which the wine was aged for 12 months.

This varietal Crianza red wine is a much sought-after jewel.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Palell is medium ruby 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 of the Orto Vins winery has some lively tannins, a solid backbone of acidity and notes of balsam, ripe fruit, spices and flowers underpinned by a wonderful minerality. Long, enticing finish.

Our personal opinion

Another gem from the Les Singularitats d'Orto collection, Palell 2014 is elegant and sensuous.


Palell 2013:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92.

Palell 2010:

Parker 92/92+. Enterwine 93.

Year 2014
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 French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 93
Peñin 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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