D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
L'Ermita is one of those wines that crosses the border of what a wine is, to become an object of desire, an exclusive piece, worshipped and coveted by many and achieved by very few.
L'Ermita is the great masterpiece by Alvaro Palacios in Priorat. A sublime red wine made from Grenache with a small percentage of Cariñena and 2% of white grape varieties.
The grapes used for its production come from a small plot of just over 2 acres with slate floors and very old vines, between 75 and 100 years old, located in the village of Gratallops. The low production is carefully selected. The selected grapes are destemmed and gently squeezed. The varieties are vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in small wooden vats, applying movements to extract all possible colour and fruit.
The malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging takes place in new French oak barrels for a period of 18 months.
L'Ermita is one of Spain's best-known wines. A masterpiece. A round wine, spectacular. With all the character and personality of Priorat.