The Palacios name is legendary in Spain. Álvaro Palacios has made wines across the country that sell out at three figures a bottle … and his niece, Bárbara, is every bit as talented. Bárbara Palacios is a female-run winery. Most of the vineyards, located in Riscos de Bilibio, are family-owned and enjoy the most fertile terroirs of the Rioja DOC wine region. She worked in Château Recougne in Pomerol, Castello di Poppiano in Tuscany and many others. In 2005, she decided to follow her father and grandfather’s footsteps and started growing grapes in the vineyards first planted by her father, Antonio Palacios Muro. Today, she uses her grandfather José Palacios Remondo’s estate to deliver high-end red and white wines. The first vineyard was planted in 1990.
The ‘Puppi’, named after the family dog, has an intense bouquet of dark cherries and plums. More vanilla oak influence on the palate, with a seam of fresh acidity and a marked structure of ripe tannins. The ‘Barbarot’ full bodied and fresh which balances the rich spice and plummy-ness.
Rioja DOCa 'Puppi'
Rioja DOCa 'Barbarot'