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Plácet Valtomelloso 2018

Plácet Valtomelloso

2018
Rioja (Spain)

Plácet is the only white wine made by Álvaro Palacios and its name is particularly apt: placet, 'it ...

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Details for Plácet Valtomelloso 2018

Type

Wine White Barrel Aged

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Plácet is the only white wine made by Álvaro Palacios and its name is particularly apt: placet, 'it pleases'.

It's a classy, pure, unctuous white, 100% Viura, which brings to mind Burgundy wines. It has a touch of enigma and charm, revealing aromas of white flowers and fleshy fruit, with mineral notes too. It reflects the minerality of the chalky and ferrous-clay soils of the La Montesa vineyard that gives rise to it, in Valtomelloso. It conveys the freshness and vigour of the Atlantic influence prevailing in the Mount Yerga foothills, and demonstrates the mastery of Álvaro Palacios, who has managed to establish a style of white with personality, that does the Rioja tradition proud as well; it began by being a modern-style white, aged in barrel, which simply didn't suit it, and now it's made in a much subtler way and more in accordance with tradition, in large, 2,000-litre, oval-shaped casks. A wise move to put it right. Well done, Álvaro.

Food pairing

White meats / Smoked / Rice with fish / Gilthead bream cooked in salt / Mild cheeses / Grilled shellfish / Oven-baked white fish

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC

Customer reviews

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by: STB (30/01/2019) - Vintage 2017

Still delilcious

I have been drinking this since 2009 and am pleased to say that the 2017 has turned out to be great.

by: Patxa (05/12/2018) - Vintage 2017

Très réussi

Excellent vin blanc surprenant par son originalité, sa rondeur et équilibre. Va très bien avec des crustacés À ne pas manquer !

by: STB (24/04/2018) - Vintage 2016

Excellent

Placet always good. This the same, might be worth leaving it for another year if you can, but very palatable now.

by: alfonsonorte (31/05/2018) - Vintage 2016

Más piña que miel

Glicérico, denso, largo, recuerdos de fruta blanca con hueso, notas ácidas y una explosión alcohólica final que desmerece el conjunto. Vino blanco crianza muy francés; sin embargo no lo veo como un buen vino de guarda.

by: Client Vinissimus (27/04/2018) - Vintage 2016

Surprenant !! et agréable

Je suis surpris par la complexité et sa richesse. Je ne retrouve pas la tendance bourguignonne . A déguster après un temps d'attente pour son développement en bouche. Très beau produit

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The Palacios family boasts an impressive vinicultural tradition that goes back over the last four generations. However, it was José Palacios Remondo who was really responsible for making the winery what it is today, by planting the best possible selection of La Rioja’s traditional grape varieties, and treating viticulture as his true vocation. Showing great vision for the future, he sent his children (now in charge of the company) to be trained at the best French schools of...