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Les Terrasses

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Respectful agriculture

An excellent Priorat from small vineyards with old vines

Respectful agriculture
Les Terrasses
Red wine Barrel. 12 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Garnacha Tinta,  Syrah,  Samsó
Production area: D.O.Q. Priorat
Volume: 3 Liters (Jeroboam), 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Available vintages of Les Terrasses

  • Les Terrasses 2016
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    • Decántalo 94
    • Parker 94
    • Peñin 94
    • Suckling 91
  • Les Terrasses 2016
    • Decántalo 94
    • Parker 94
    • Peñin 94
    • Suckling 91
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  • Les Terrasses Magnum 2016
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    • Decántalo 94
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    • Suckling 91
  • Les Terrasses Magnum 2016
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    • Suckling 91
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  • Les Terrasses (3L) 2016
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    • Decántalo 94
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    • Suckling 91
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    • Suckling 91
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Characteristics of Les Terrasses

Les Terrases is a red wine produced by the winery Álvaro Palacios, in the D.O. Priorat. The winery is located in Gratallops (Tarragona).

The oenologist Álvaro Palacios is a Spanish wine celebrity with a few of his creations being regarded now as a historic wine: L'Ermita and the Finca Dofí. These wines have taken Priorat to be known all around the world.

Les Terrases is a blend of the varieties Cariñena, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The grapes originate from old vines in small parcels from this region, all are controlled by the winery.

For its production, the winemaking process is performed in stainless steel, concrete and different wood containers. This method attempts to extract the maximum expression of the grape and the terroir.

After these processes, Les Terrases is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 20% in new and 80% in second and third year barrels.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Large game, Stews, Iberian ham, Game birds, Game stew, Mature cheese, Roasts

Tasting notes Les Terrasses

We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
A year with a very good balance. This vintage was characterised by the absence of water stress for the plants. Winter and spring were favourable in terms of rainfall and temperatures were slightly higher than usual. At the time of budding, there was no rain, so the vines developed in a suitable manner. The flowering took place in a clean way and the Grenache vines settled in an excellent way. Summer was characterised by cool and dry days, but also humid, which led to good photosynthesis and growth of the plants. During the end of the summer, before the harvest, there was still some humidity, which preserved the freshness of the soil and, consequently, achieving a gradual ripening of the grapes, perfect to retain the aromas and the good acidity. The negative factor was the rain during the harvest days. In short, the vintage has been somewhat atypical for Priorat, with wines that are less voluminous than in a normal year in the area, but with a good acidity that is reflected in the wines and that will keep them optimal for many years.
Sight Cherry red with purple hues. Nose Good aromatic intensity, presence of red fruit with toasted and spicy notes. Light balsamic base. Taste Very fresh, silky and balanced. Passing is creamy and unctuous, pleasant flavours of red fruit with a mineral touches. Very good acidity. Long finish.
Sight Bright dark cherry colour with dense tears on the glass.
Nose Aromas of red fruit are noticed along with roasted and balsamic notes. Taste On the palate, Les Terrasses is a balanced red wine, with a very special silky texture. Its aromas of red fruit, along with quite noticeable notes provided by the soils of licorella, provide this wine with a very special freshness.
Sight Bright dark cherry colour with dense tears.
Nose Its red fruit aromas are noticed along with roasted and balsamic notes. Taste In the palate, Les Terrasses is a balanced red wine, with a very special silky texture. Its aromas of red fruit, along with quite noticeable notes provided by the soils of licorella, provide this wine with a very special freshness.
Sight Nice and bright dark cherry colour with violet edges. Wine with a high robe and elegant dense tears. Nose Intense wine, with fresh, elegant and very expressive aromas. Its good toasted and smoked notes released along with creamy spicy aromas give way to an explosion of juicy notes of red and black fruit on its important mineral background tinged with the freshness provided by the balsamic notes. Taste Lovely! Embracing, silky, fresh and very tasty, meaty wine. It is powerful and warm at the attack and has a long and smooth mid palate. Its expressive notes of fruit, along with the fine toasted creamy touches, spices, good chocolate and elegant minerals form a set of sensations which can hardly be forgotten. Excellent and very nice acidity. Rich tannins that become integrated over the time. Very long and very persistent finish.
Sight Nice and bright dark cherry colour with violet edges. Wine with a high robe and elegant dense tears. Nose Intense wine, with fresh, elegant and very expressive aromas. Its good toasted and smoked notes released along with creamy spicy aromas give way to an explosion of juicy notes of red and black fruit on its important mineral background tinged with the freshness provided by the balsamic notes. Taste Lovely! Embracing, silky, fresh and very tasty, meaty wine. It is powerful and warm at the attack and has a long and smooth mid palate. Its expressive notes of fruit, along with the fine toasted creamy touches, spices, good chocolate and elegant minerals form a set of sensations which can hardly be forgotten. Excellent and very nice acidity. Rich tannins that become integrated over the time. Very long and very persistent finish.
Sight Cherry red with violet trims and high robe. Clean and bright. Good, dense tear that glides through the glass very slowly. Nose Intense and expressive aromas. Initially, balsamic and vegetables aromas are perceived, which little by little give way to the intense notes of ripe fruit and powerful mineral nuances. Background full of toasted and spiced hints provided by the oak. Taste Wide attack, which fills the mouth quickly. Rich and powerful mid palate, full of fruit and minerality. Good acidity that gives a good freshness to the wine. Balanced tannins. Good finish that leaves a nice aftertaste.
Sight Cherry with touches of violet, characteristic of Alvaro Palacios wines. Nose Medium intensity fruit flavors combined with the typical minerality of the wines of Priorat. Taste The palate is fresh and powerful, with harmonious acidity. You can keep it as many years as any reserva wine.
Sight Cherry with hints violets. Nose Fruity aroma of medium intensity. Taste In the mouth it is fresh and powerful, with harmonious acidity. Improve with age.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Suckling 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 95
  • Decántalo 93
  • Peñin 92
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 89
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 93
  • Winespectator 90
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 92
  • Winespectator 90
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 87
  • Winespectator 90
  • Decántalo 91
  • Peñin 88
  • Winespectator 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2017 --
2016 --
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory
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    05/04/19 Les Terrasses 2016 Fantastic wine. Will buy more.
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    Production area D.O.Q. Priorat

    Winery Álvaro Palacios

    Priorat is craftsmanship and tradition, old and robust vines that are grown and born deep inside the province of Tarragona. They are grown on slopes that are sleety with low fertility and difficult to grow in. In Priorat they produce great red wines of an excellent quality, a maroon colour, robust, dense and rich flavour, intense aromas and sometimes there are reflections present of minerals from the soils.

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