2020 Álvaro Palacios Alfaro Quiñón de Valmira
The Wine Advocate
Reviewed by:Luis Gutiérrez
Drink Date:2023 - 2030
The single-vineyard 2020 Quiñón de Valmira was produced with the Garnacha field blend that contains 10% other traditional varieties from the Valmira Vineyard at 616 meters in altitude. It fermented with some full clusters with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and matured in oak foudres and bocoyes for 16 months. It's very spicy, peppery and aromatic, floral, a little à la Vosne-Romanée, with depth and complexity, very chalky, nicely textured, tasty, elegant and long. There is concentration and power, with 13.8% alcohol and a pH of 3.48 and 5.1 grams of acidity (tartaric), yet it's very balanced and elegant too. There are 3,973 bottles, 131 magnums and some large formats. It was bottled in April 2022.