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Palacios Remondo Grenache Blend Rioja la Vendimia 2008

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A superb New-Style Rioja made by the magician Alvaro Palacios; with far moreGarnacha than one may expect (50/50 Garnacha and Tempranillo) the wine is madeby whole-bunch fermentation and is aged only briefly in oak barrels. If hebelieved in such things, Alvaro would describe it as a 'Joven'; the emphasis iscertainly on the exuberant, with soft hedge-row flavours, and gentle spice tothe fore. With Mediterranean charm, and a certain come-hither, forward,approach to life, this is a distinctly superior every-day drinker. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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Bodegas Palacios Remondo:
Palacios focused his efforts on the Crianza, La Montesa, a Garnacha-based blend from south-facing vineyards grown on the lower slopes of the Yerga mountain range, in pebble and clay soils. In the best vintages, Palacios also makes a top wine, Propiedad, a departure from his father’s use of traditional designations Reserva and Gran Reserva. The estate’s only white wine, Plác... Read more
Palacios focused his efforts on the Crianza, La Montesa, a Garnacha-based blend from south-facing vineyards grown on the lower slopes of the Yerga mountain range, in pebble and clay soils. In the best vintages, Palacios also makes a top wine, Propiedad, a departure from his father’s use of traditional designations Reserva and Gran Reserva. The estate’s only white wine, Plácet, is made in small quantities from 100% barrel-fermented Viura, planted on the estate in 1989. The final wine, La Vendimia, with its eye-catching, contemporary label, is a fresh, fruit-driven value wine made from Tempranillo and  Garnacha. Palacios is committed to honoring his father’s memory by taking the estate’s quality to new heights, as evidenced by the suberb recent vintages.  Under his inspired leadership, Palacios Remondo is now a rising star of Rioja. http://www.foliowine.com/winery_pages/25_palacios_remondo/palacios_remondo.html Read less

Member Reviews for Palacios Remondo Grenache Blend Rioja la Vendimia

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Snooth User: CheloSpahn
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3.50 5
11/08/2012

Not my favorite Rioja but it a very complete and well-balanced wine!


Snooth User: veeownyeah
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4.00 5
01/02/2011

Nice textbook Rioja - well rounded and smoother tannins than most.


Snooth User: qmckenna
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4.00 5
09/05/2010

Fresh and grapey in a pleasant way. Clean medium body with a moderate, soft finish. Excellent value


Snooth User: anniegg
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4.00 5
07/16/2011

Very smooth! Great with chocolate!


Snooth User: thisisfranciswu
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3.50 5
09/20/2009

Three and a half glasses



A superb New-Style Rioja made by the magician Alvaro Palacios; with far moreGarnacha than one may expect (50/50 Garnacha and Tempranillo) the wine is madeby whole-bunch fermentation and is aged only briefly in oak barrels. If hebelieved in such things, Alvaro would describe it as a 'Joven'; the emphasis iscertainly on the exuberant, with soft hedge-row flavours, and gentle spice tothe fore. With Mediterranean charm, and a certain come-hither, forward,approach to life, this is a distinctly superior every-day drinker. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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