La Vendimia, Translated as "harvest" in Spanish, represents the quality potential of Spanish jovens, or young wines. Full of bright red fruit with ripe undertones of blackberry jam, fresh plums, and hints of Mediterranean country herbs, this wine is greaceful and harmonious. Meant to drink now through the next four years, this wine can also be served slightly chilled and is the perfect accompaniment to any dish.
50% Garnacha Pais, 50% Tempranillo. If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of "The New Spain," it is Alvaro Palacios. Born into a wine family in Rioja, he now makes wine in three different appellations: Priorat, Bierzo, and his hometown of Alfaro in Eastern Rioja. Alvaro's flagship Priorat wine, L'Ermita, is one of the highest-rated wines to come out of Spain, and he was voted "Winemaker of the Year" in the 2008 edition of the Wine Report. Palacios is deeply committed to organic viticulture and natural winemaking practices, such as use of organic fertilizers in the stone-covered, clay soils.