“Of course, one of the main defenders of Garnacha now in Rioja is Palacios Remon- do. I paid a long overdue visit to Palacios Remondo to see their vineyards in Alfaro, one of the villages that is enjoying the Garnacha revival.
Álvaro Palacios has been regrafting Tempranillo to Garnacha and also planting new Garnacha —his fetish variety— rst in Priorat and now in Rioja.
It’s been some time since he returned to the family rm, and the wines took some time to reflect the change. But in the last few years they have been on a roll. e wines are finally where he wants them to be. e range is nicely rounded with the addition of the top-of-the-range, single-vineyard Garnacha Quiñón de Valmira.”