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Pétalos del Bierzo has found the fluidity it has been given by the excellent 2016 vintage with a predominant Atlantic climate. A wine with an aromatic character of violets and red fruits that perfectly combine with a light structure in the mouth. A wine to be introduced to the fantastic region of El Bierzo.
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.
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.
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.
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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