A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental. The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.
The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather. What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine. The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
SightCherry red with violet edges. Good intensity.NosePowerful and aromatic. Floral notes of jasmine and violet notes of cinnamon and red fruit.TasteGood acidity, it is intense and rather oily. Very soft and nice.
SightPretty cherry red. Dark, clean and bright, with a violet rim. A fine, slow falling tear.NoseAn elevated intensity nose, with a marked varietal character. Lots of red and ripe dark fruit, accompanied by intense and aromatic floral notes. Once opened, it gains complexity and a surprising minerality as well as mellow and elegant toasted notes. A light undertone reminiscent of shrubs.TasteA very expressive Bierzo wine, very flavourful. A good, broad attack, with a long, velvety mid palate. Fresh and intense. Lots of fruit and flowers with tantalizing spiced notes. Good acidity and polished tannins. A long and persistent finish. A great value wine.
SightBeautiful, clean and bright, dark cherry colour with violet edges. Thin, slow-falling tears.NoseHighly intense nasal aromas with marked varietal features. Its abundant notes of red and black ripe fruit are released along with intense and aromatic floral notes. When it opens up, it becomes more complex and a surprising minerality is noticed along with soft and elegant toasted hints. Light background with notes of scrubland and undergrowth.TasteAn expressive and very tasty wine from Bierzo. Good and wide attack with a long velvety, fresh and intense mid palate. Its abundant notes of fruit at flowers are nuanced by mellow spicy notes. Good acidity and polished tannins. Long and persistent finish. Excellent value (and pleasure) for money.
SightDeep and dark cherry colour with purple reflections. A wine with a medium-high robe and good tears.NoseMarked and elegant varietal aromas. Its abundant notes of ripe red and black fruit are released along with intense and aromatic floral notes. When it opens up, the wine becomes more complex and a surprising minerality appears along with soft and elegant toasted and smoked aromas. Its light background shows aromas of bushes and undergrowth.TasteVery expressive and tasty Bierzo wine, with a good broad and velvety attack and a long, fresh and intense mid palate. Its abundant notes of fruit and flowers are nuanced by mellow hints of sweet spices. It shows a good acidity and polished tannins. It has a good finish with a good and very nice persistence.
A seductive wine.
SightIntense dark cherry red colour. High layer. Abundant legs that stain the glass.NoseVery good aromatic intensity, with good toasted aromas slightly marked and light fruity notes. When it opens up, the ripe black fruit gains in intensity and becomes the star along with the milky notes, the subtle floral notes and a pleasant balsamic hints.
TasteGood attack. Fresh, very tasty, sweet and intense wine with a silky mid palate. Tannins not completely polished yet and a correct acidity. Long finish with fruity aftertaste.
SightDark red with violet tones.NoseFloral intensity, appear undergrowth notes and a very mineral background.TasteIn the mouth, we find everything we perceive in the nose: lots of flowers along with fresh blueberries and balsamic notes. The tannins just perceived. Step velvety.
SightDark red with violet tones.NoseFloral intensity, appear undergrowth notes and a very mineral background.TasteSomewhat tannic, are still perceived very floral and balsamic notes.
In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".
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.
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