50% Garnacha / 50% Tempranillo
Since Alvaro Palacois came back to his family estate in Rioja, the wines of Remondo have steadily been on the increase. It should be no surprise, as he is leading the charge with old vine Garnacha and he has this fastidious attention to detail. Alvaro Palacios is deeply committed to organic viticulture and natural winemaking practices, such as use of organic fertilizers in the stone-covered, clay soils. All the wines from this estate are unfiltered and clarified only with egg whites, no commercial yeasts or compounds are added to the wines and sulphites are kept to minimum levels. Total respect for his vineyard and its surrounding environment results in wines– that express the true nature of the estate’s soils. The wines are only made from estate own vineyards, which is also a rarity in Rioja.
A blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo, but following an old tradition this wine always contains around 8% of wine from the previous vintage. Alvaro feels this helps to maintain a consistency of style from one year to the other.
This is a very elegant expression of Garnacha and the most feminine of the examples Kim has chosen. Alvaro has done away with the normal Spanish classifications, based on the length of time spent in oak, but this is his example of a “Joven” or young wine. It spends less than 12 months in Oak and is all the better for it.
Lively and lucid, this wine has supple aromas of fresh orchard fruit and wild berries. Fruit-forward and round on the palate. It is just a joy to drink, but it is very important to serve this at the right temperature, in fact I really enjoyed this wine with a slight chill on it. Perfect heading into the warmer months. Perfumed, floral and beautifully aromatic
This wine is designed to be consumed within the next 3 years. Decant for 10 minutes and remember to serve it at the right temperature – 14-16 degrees Celsius