Palacios Remondo "Propiedad" Rioja 2008
60% Garnacha and 40% Tempranillo. Located on the slope of the Yerga mountain, at an altitude of 1,800 feet, the Palacios Remondo vineyards are grown at some of the highest points within Eastern Rioja. The average age of the vines is nineteen years. The soil is comprised of sediments that stem from the Quaternary Era, consisting of clay and a stony-calcareous subsoil that is covered in gravel and has excellent drainage. Very low in organic material and with a moderated basic pH, the soil type is perfect for growing high quality fruit. The vines are pruned under a double cordon de royat style. By green harvesting and dropping significant fruit, Palacios Remondo ensured that only the highest quality fruit was picked during harvest,
Hand-picked Garnacha and Tempranillo clusters were selected, first in the field and again on a sorting table at the winery, before being de-stemmed and put separately into 15,000 liter oak tanks for alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. After a long maceration of 28 days, an initial blend was made and the wine was aged for 14 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels. After the wine was clarified using natural egg whites, the unfiltered wine was bottled.