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La Faraona

La Faraona
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Non-certified biodynamic
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La Faraona
Red wine Crianza. 20 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
Production area: D.O. Bierzo
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5º

Available vintages of La Faraona

  • La Faraona 2016
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    • Decántalo 97
    • Peñin 98
    • Suckling 98
    • Decanter 96
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    • Peñin 98
    • Suckling 98
    • Decanter 96
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Characteristics of La Faraona

La Faraona is a red wine produced in the D.O. Bierzo by Descendientes de J. Palaces in the town of Villafranca del Bierzo, León. The winery was created by Álvaro Palacios and his nephew Ricardo in 1999, in love with the potential that the area had and the Mencía grape variety.

La Faraona
is a wine from a single vineyard, on the site known as El Ferrol, in the highest part of Corullón. It is located at an altitude of 975 meters and oriented southeast, so it only gets the sun in the morning, and stands on shallow slate soil.

La Faraona is prepared in a very traditional way, with a number of very light extractions performed by foot and respecting the grapes at all times, until the fermentation ends and it is deposited in barrels.

La Faraona is a single plot in El Bierzo, yielding an average of 1,000 bottles per year; a wine that represents the setting, the soil, the climate and the vineyard; converting the Mencía grape into something extraordinary and magical.

Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
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Tasting notes La Faraona

According to Ricardo J. Palacios, 2017 has been a year of extremes and surprises. Such extremes included low rainfall and summer drought with high temperatures resulting in an unusually early harvest. On the other extreme was a late frost on April 27 that destroyed crops in the Bierzo Valley, including part of the harvest set aside for the regional wine of Pétalos del Bierzo. Adding to this was a hailstorm that hit a few weeks later on May 9 that devastated the area of Moncerbal, destroying the harvest there. Ricardo has been pleasantly surprised at how such a dry vintage with extreme temperatures has translated into balanced, elegant wines with a refined quality he hasn’t seen in their wines.
The great fine wine of the area is a promising vintage which is nothing less than that expected of it.  Extremely mysterious because of its violets and dark fruit that tell the story of an indescribable plot.  On the palate, a square tannic full of energy and excellent acidity promise a few structured years in search of light.  At thy feet!
The 2015 vintage was characterised by low rainfall. The lack of water throughout the year brought the vegetative cycle of the vine forward and it was not until days before the harvest that it started to rain considerably. This caused the grape to hydrate and lead to a somewhat fresher vintage than what it initially seemed. The continental character that this vintage looked like it was going to have was mitigated by the rain before the harvest, balancing the phenolic ripeness, qualifying the vintage as excellent. The wines of this vintage have an excellent balance between structure, acidity and texture in the mouth. A vintage that can age perfectly.
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Ratings

  • Decántalo 97
  • Decántalo 97
  • Peñin 98
  • Suckling 98
  • Decanter 96
  • Decántalo 98
  • Suckling 99
  • Parker 98
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 97

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Bierzo

2017 Very good
2016 Excellent
2015 Excellent
2014 Excellent
2013 Very good
2012 Excellent
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Good
1998 Good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Good
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Production area D.O. Bierzo

Winery Descendientes de J. Palacios

Bierzo wine is on the rise. It is a region defined by its small scale work, with plots scattered around, very old vines, artisan work of the small scale wineries, and the character of their principal variety, the Mencía grape, which produces fresh, fruity and delicious wines. Although the region is well known mostly for its red wines, it also produces white and rosé wines. If the red wines here are defined by the Mencía variety, then the white wines here are defined by the Godello. Godello grape has great aromatic potential, as well as an excellent balance between alcohol and acidity.  Despite the great potential of El Bierzo, its rise in the wine world would not have been possible without two people: Raúl Pérez and Ricardo Pérez. Two great winemakers who in little time have been able to produce critically acclaimed wines from the Bierzo region.

Other wines from D.O. Bierzo

  • Tares P3 2011

    Red wine Barrel. 15 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Dominio de Tares. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Parker 90
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  • Moncerbal 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 96
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  • Ultreia de Valtuille Magnum 2015

    Red wine Crianza Non certified organic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: Magnum Winery: Raúl Pérez. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

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  • Las Lamas 2015

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 94-96
    • Parker 96
    • Peñin 94
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  • Las Lamas 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 96
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  • Valdafoz 2011

    Red wine Non-certified biodynamic. 19 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

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To talk of Descendientes de J. Palacios is to talk about Ricardo Perez and his uncle Álvaro Palacios, both passionate about simplifying the treatment of the vineyards and the wine production process, leading them to become pioneers of Biodynamic viticulture. The winery currently boasts 30 hectares of vineyards spread over 200 different plots, home to old vines and steep soils, which combines the organic with the immaterial in the constant search for the definition and purity of their wines.

Other wines from the winery Descendientes de J. Palacios

  • Corullón 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 96
    • Peñin 95
    • Suckling 94
    • Decanter 91
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  • Corullón 2015

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 94
    • Parker 95
    • Peñin 93
    • Suckling 94
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  • Moncerbal 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 96
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  • Las Lamas 2015

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 94
    • Parker 96
    • Peñin 94
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  • Las Lamas 2016

    Red wine Crianza Non-certified biodynamic. 14 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    • Decántalo 96
    • Peñin 94
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  • Valdafoz 2011

    Red wine Non-certified biodynamic. 19 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Production area: D.O. Bierzo. Grapes used in this wine: Mencía.

    115,23 $
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