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Pétalos del Bierzo 2018

Pétalos del Bierzo

2018
Bierzo (Spain)

Bierzo or Burgundy? The question we ask ourselves on uncorking and then pouring out the first glass....

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£ 13.82

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Pétalos del Bierzo 2018

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Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Bierzo or Burgundy? The question we ask ourselves on uncorking and then pouring out the first glass. Definitely Bierzo, but a special Bierzo at that. An undoubtedly fragrant wine, high quality, extremely pleasant, boasting what very few other wines can compete with in this price range.

Pétalos is made using grapes from very old vines, planted at very high altitudes, in the Corullón district, where the soils are primarily slate, in contrast to the majority in the area which are naturally clay. It therefore starts off with certain specific conditions already in place, despite being thought of, as occurs with Burgundy, as a regional wine, and an introduction to the Bierzo. So it is, but just with a distinct personality.

Broadly speaking, Pétalos is a wine with an Atlantic character and predominantly acidic fruit - a common occurrence in this region with so few hours of sunshine. Nevertheless, it is a lovely sweet-touched wine, with a dash of sugary lusciousness. Pétalos is along the lines of the great Moncerbal, crystalline and fluid, and offers suggestions of concentrated fruit, not overly ripe (the yields of these vineyards are extremely low), mineral traces, graphite notes, hummus and a balsamic background which gains in intensity with time in the glass; smoky notes too, wild flowers, (violets, rockrose blossom), fresh wafts ... which add to its aromatic complexity and define its profile, as a perfumed and feminine wine.

On the palate its great acidity contrasts with a very pleasant velvety feel. The wine is powerful, intense, oily, with hints of aromatic plants which confer on it a subtly bitter undertone. The sensation of smoothness is the feature that best defines the palate… and its name: Pétalos (Petals).

Blue cheeses / Lamb / Serrano ham / Ox fillet / Veal carpaccio / Cooked pork products

  • Vine age:Between 40 and 90 years
  • Soil:Slate / Clay sand
  • Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
  • Yields:Low yields
  • Ageing period:10 months
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Dark / Violet rim
  • Bouquet:Smoky notes / Higly aromatic / Violets / Pinks / Red berries
  • Mouth:Persistent / Velvety / Rich / Medium-bodied / Mineral
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Miguel Ángel (5 Jun) - Vintage 2018

Buen vino

Vino de muy buen paladar, con mucha personalidad, con un olor que recuerda a madera recién cortada. Ideal para una cena de setas o carne ligera, con un buen queso manchego.

by: Martin D (11/11/2019) - Vintage 2017

Bierzo at its best

One of the best reds in the Bierzo and this small bodega is producing of the finest wines in the area

by: Alvaro (5 Mar) - Vintage 2017

Ligero poco cuerpo

Le falta algo de cuerpo. Mejoró al tercer día. Necesito beber una o dos botellas más para acabar de entenderlo.

by: xisco (3 Mar) - Vintage 2017

Un vino excelente a un precio increíble

Ya conocía este vino desde hace varios años, y lo seguiré consumiendo porque tiene una relación calidad/precio inigualable, nunca falla.

by: Antonio (19/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

Especial, único, diferente.

Un vino magnífico que hay que probar... y repetir... Potente y suave al mismo tiempo. Lo descubrí en su propio hogar, haciendo el Camino de Santiago, y ahora, volverlo a degustar me ha trasladado a aquellos parajes. Mencía en su máxima expresión.

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