Bodega Palacio Quemado

Los Acilates

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Denominacion de Origen

VIno de la Tierra de Extremadura

Location

Alange, Extremadura

Varietal

Trincadeira Prieta & Touriga Nacional

Vineyards

The vineyards for Palacio Quemado extend over 100Ha. surrounding the bodega. Los Acilates is produced from a single plot of the same name, an area of steep slopes caused by erosion, north-oriented with calcareous clay soils and worked with organic practices.

Year(s) Planted

1999

Viticulture

Farmed completely manually and organically, with only minor usage of copper sulfate. Guyot training. A single plot called Los Acilates within the Palacio Quemado estate with particularly steep slopes.

Soils

North-oriented with calcareous soils with a subsoil of clay

Climate

Continental with influences from the Atlantic Ocean

Winemaking

Sourced from a single plot, the wine ferments in open concrete tanks with manual punch-downs.Winemaking is advised by the Envinate team who have been working with the Alvear family on the Palacio Quemado estate for some time, and also source fruit for their own label from this estate. Los Acilates is a unique expression of the heritage Portuguese varieties that crossed into the southwest of Spain, sourced from a single vineyard. Winemaking is advised by the Envinate team who have been working with the Alvear family on the Palacio Quemado estate for some time, and also source fruit for their own label from this estate.

Ageing

12 months in 500L neutral French oak barrels and kept in bottle for one year before release.

Comments

The Alvear family founded Palacio Quemado in 1999, with the intention of exploring and championing the unique terroir and indigenous varieties of the land of Extremadura, located in the Spanish south-west. Their relationship with Envinate, a young and dynamic winemaking team that works all over Spain, has grown for many years. Los Acilates is the top wine that Alvear produces in conjunction with Envinate at the Palacio Quemado estate, where the team of Envinate has produced their own label for quite some time. The philosophy of Los Acilates is an honest and fresh expression of a single plot in the estate, planted with heritage indigenous varieties.