Pétalos del Bierzo 2011 got 92 points according to Robert Parker this summer and in order to complete the valuation, he also qualified it as the wine with the best value for money of Spain. According to Parker “my favourite vintage ever, one of the most outstanding wines depending on their value for money in all the vintages, especially in 2011”.
Pétalos del Bierzo 2011 is a red wine from the D.O. Bierzo made of Mencía grapes (95%), and a small proportion of Uva Blanca (3%) and Alicante Bouschet (2%) grapes in order to complete the blend. The grapes come from of 40-to-90-year-old vines grown in small plots.
Regarding the production of this vintage, the grape harvest took place between 8 September and 3October 2011, conducting a very strict selection of the grapes. Subsequently, the grapes were destemmed and punched down for 25 days. The malolactic fermentation was carried out for two months. Finally, this wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels. Afterwards, the wine was clarified and filtered before being bottled.
To conclude, some last recommendations. Write them down, write them down. Pétalos del Bierzo can be delightfully paired with vegetables, complex salads, cured meat, pâtés, ham, mushrooms and roasted dishes. You have everything ready now!