Bottled in February 2015, the entry-level 2014 Camins del Priorat is the only wine that contains French grapes and is more or less 50% Garnacha, 15% Cariñena, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 5% Merlot. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in many different villages, fermented in stainless steel, oak and cement vats with indigenous yeasts and aged in barriques and oak vats for six months.
It´s a crazy young, jovial wine with a commercial success in the thirsty local restaurant market. This wine bears the signature of Álvaro Palacios, one of the most prestigious wine producer of the wine world. It is bottled at different phases, released already because 2012 and 2013 were short vintages, and this lot is the first bottling with around four months in barrel; the last lot is kept in large oak and cement vats so all lots are more or less four months in barrels.
Ripe, very juicy and somewhat balsamic, it shows a Priorat character that is highly drinkable with fine tannins and pungent flavors and spices. It is a wine to enjoy at the table with friends.