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Las Lamas

Las Lamas
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Biodynamic

An opulent red

Biodynamic
Las Lamas
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
Designation of Origin: D.O. Bierzo
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl., 3 Liters (Jeroboam), Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Mencía
D.O. Bierzo (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl., 3 Liters (Jeroboam), Magnum
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Las Lamas

Las Lamas is a red wine made with Mencia and a small amount of local white varieties. It is made by the Descendientes de J. Palaces winery in the D.O. Bierzo in Castilla y León, Spain.

The grapes used to make the Las Lamas wine come from the place with the same name in Corullón, Castilla y León. The plot is classified as the equivalent of a French Grand Cru Classé and lies on steep slopes with predominantly slate and clay soils. The vines are cultivated according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture. They are 60, 90 and 100 years old and produce extraordinarily high quality wines.

When the clusters reach the winery, they are partially destemmed and gently squeezed to begin alcoholic fermentation in wooden vats with native yeasts. The emerging wine undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and ages in barrels and foudres for around 16 months, depending on the vintage, and is bottled unfiltered.

Álvaro Palacios shows once again that he is a visionary of the winemaking world and for this wine, he has joined forces with his nephew, Ricardo P. Palacios , a lover of Bierzo who took over running the Descendants de J. Palacios winery, which is named after Álvaro's father and Ricardo's grandfather and produces some of the most elegant and representative Mencia wines using grapes from the unique slopes of Corullón. Really quite something!
Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Grilled lamb, White meat, Game birds

Tasting notes Las Lamas

Extreme weather included low rainfall and summer drought with high temperatures resulting in an unusually early harvest. The most important weather events occurred on April 28th with a late frost that destroyed the crops of El Bierzo valley, and also the hailstorm that fell days later on May 9th, which destroyed part of the vineyards on the slopes of Corullón. The harvest was brought forward to unusual dates due to the high temperatures. Some winegrowers started to pick grapes the last days of August.The wines of this vintage have a good balance between structure and acidity. The fast ripening of the grape caused a small decrease in acidity that makes the wines accessible from the first vintage.
Las Lamas is another privileged area in the town of Corullón; the soil has more clay than its companion along the ravine.  This year it expresses fruitier and less floral tones than Moncerbal. The texture on the palate is rounder and has an endless finish, with the acidity that this Atlantic vintage is known for.
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.
The 2014 vintage was characterised by a marked Atlantic climate. The rains and the cold in autumn prevailed, leading to a somewhat warmer than usual winter. Spring started mildly, with a two-week delay in budding and the rains were sporadic, with a total water accumulation of 1,000 mm that gives the vintage its Atlantic character. In July and August, temperatures rose and rainfall was scarce, leaving the grapes to ripen in an excellent way and giving the vintage a little more structure. At the end of August, they suffered high temperatures, and in September, the traditional rains made the harvest quite difficult. The wines of this vintage are characterised by their great complexity. A wine with an Atlantic and fresh character and a structure provided by the warmer end of cycle. Wines with a long life ahead.
The 2013 vintage was characterised by the influence of the Atlantic climate. Autumn and winter were the typical ones of El Bierzo, with abundant rainfall and low temperatures. Spring came in the same way, with some hail that destroyed crops in some places and lead to the delay in flowering. Summer did not make much of an appearance either, with low temperatures, ripening and the growth cycle were quite slow. The harvest date was delayed by 3 weeks.The wines of this vintage are characterised by a thin profile. The Atlantic climate left its mark on these lighter wines with a marked acidity. Ready to be stored.

Ratings

  • Parker 97+
  • Decántalo 98
  • Decántalo 98
  • Parker 95-97
  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 97
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 94

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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Designation of Origin 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 2012

    Red wine Barrel. 15 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Dominio de Tares. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

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  • Ultreia de Valtuille Magnum 2015

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  • Corullón Magnum 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 95
    • Parker 94-96
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  • Valdafoz 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 19 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

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  • Moncerbal 2016

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 96
    • Parker 95
    • Suckling 96-97
    • Decanter 97
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  • Moncerbal 2015

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 96
    • Parker 96
    • Peñin 95
    • Suckling 98
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  • Las Lamas Magnum 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 98
    • Parker 95-97
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  • Las Lamas 3 Liter 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 98
    • Parker 95-97
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Imágenes y situación D.O. Bierzo

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 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 95
    • Parker 94-96
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  • Corullón 2018

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 96
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  • Corullón Magnum 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 95
    • Parker 94-96
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  • Valdafoz 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 19 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Parker 93-94
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  • Moncerbal 2016

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 96
    • Parker 95
    • Suckling 96-97
    • Decanter 97
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  • Moncerbal 2015

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 96
    • Parker 96
    • Peñin 95
    • Suckling 98
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  • Las Lamas Magnum 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 98
    • Parker 95-97
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  • Las Lamas 3 Liter 2017

    Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios. D.O. Bierzo. (Castilla y León) Variety: Mencía

    • Decántalo 98
    • Parker 95-97
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Imágenes y situación Descendientes de J. Palacios

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