Pétalos del Bierzo 2012

Young red Crianza wine Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo (Spain) Mencia 92 Peñín Price: £11.10 VAT incl. 0.75 L bottle Other vintages and formats available: 2011 - 1.50 L - £24.81

£11.10 0.75 L bottle

Details for Pétalos del Bierzo 2012

Young red Crianza wine
Descendientes de J. Palacios
Wine region:
Bierzo (Spain)
0.75 L
Review by our sommelier Claudio Comella:

After his overwhelming success in the Priorat region, Álvaro Palacios decided to get established in the Bierzo area, considered to have great potential. His way of understanding wine begins with the selection of tiny parcels of old vines on slate soils in precipitous, rock-hewn terrain, so as to produce distinct wines according to the characteristics of each vineyard - a systematic approach similar to the classification method used in Burgundy. It is now many years ago since he began in 1999 and his wine-making techniques have become more refined, abandoning the excessive use of strong toasted barrels to extract the essence of the fruit, and defining wines in terms of varied fragrances.

One such wine is Pétalos, his local or village wine, as it would be termed in Burgundy. A purplish, dark-coloured wine which leaves us in doubt as to what to expect on the nose: an array of scents, very clearly defined as carnations, violets, cistus petals and flowers in bloom. As we give the glass a good swirl, we are made aware of a developing complexity and pick up graphite, earthy forest and mineral notes. This wine, so seductive and feminine, keeps on exuding fragrances for us to discern. The same line of thinking is there on the palate: floral with cranberries, very fresh in texture, balsamic hints, all cloaked in velvet. Its tannic quality hardly figures, perceived as a superfluous, virtually non-existent touch.

If it were a Burgundy, it would be a Chambolle-Musigny!

Aged for 4 months in oak barrels.

Alcohol content:
Optimum serving temperature:
Between 16ºC and 17ºC

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Descendientes de J. Palacios

Descendientes de J. Palacios
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Bierzo, Spain

The small town of Corullón is set in a landscape of hills, amidst ancient slate-covered slopes, in a land of monks and pilgrimages (Compostela is not far away) and amongst Mencía grapes - an exceptional setting which Ricardo Pérez Palacios and Álvaro Palacios (Álvaro Palacios, Priorat) discovered in1999.


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