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Plácet Valtomelloso 2020

Plácet Valtomelloso

2020
94
PARKER

Other bottle sizes and vintages

x6 -10%

£21.50

/ 0.75 L btl

(£19.36 x6)

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Spec sheet

TypeWhite
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 6ºC and 8ºC

Food pairing

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

Ratings and awards

202094 PK
201993-94 PK
201694 PK
201593 PK
201394 PK
201292 PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

4.3/5
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The winery

Bodegas Palacios Remondo

Bodegas Palacios Remondo

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...

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