Your basket is currently empty

ALVARO PALACIOS Camins 2022 - Bortársaság


The product is no longer available

Priorat is an amazing place. Besides Rioja, it’s the other DOCa, i.e. the highest classified wine region in all of Spain. A Mars-like landscape, black and red slate and quartz soil, sharp black stones that are called llicorella in Catalan. Dizzyingly steep terraces and stony hillsides. Apart from grapes, there’s hardly any vegetation, and the region is often dry. Camins was created under these circumstances, from 40-year-old vines with roots that go down to a depth of 20-30 metres for water. 60% local varieties (Garnacha and Carignan) blended with international varieties (Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot).

Its name comes from the little roads connecting the villages, which were probably all used by the harvest workers, since the grapes were selected from 101 smaller parcels. Organic cultivation, slow, manual harvest, spontaneous fermentation, gentle pressing. Aged for 4-6 months in used barrels.

It’s an energetic and layered red wine. Fragrant strawberries, yogurt and sweet milk chocolate came to mind when tasting it.


Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios is not an easily frightened man. As a descendant of one of the most famous viticulturist family in Spain he decided that his father's results and his eight brothers' (!) ambitions, who are also very committed to the wine, would not frighten away from his goal, which was not less than making a wine which could mix the good qualities of Pétrus and Grange. Nothing was left to chance, he learnt the viticulture and wine-growing in Bordeaux, then he worked for the great Château Pétrus in Pomerol by the side of Jean Pierre Moueix. After his return to Spain he naturally chose the more difficult way: instead of drawing back into the safety of the family cellar in Rioja he bought his first vine-plantation in Priorat.

Add to list