Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2016 Bierzo, Moncerbal, DO (Wooden Box)
Item Number: 12159
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Moncerbal Vineyard
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Schist
Elevation: 610-750 meters
Álvaro’s and Ricardo produce extraordinary single vineyard wines that show a distinct and compelling expression of terroir. Moncerbal 2016 is the only one available in Illinois. Moncerbal is an extremely steep, southwest-facing vineyard at 610-750 meters in elevation. The vineyard is worked by hand and mule. Harvest is manual. The wine is primarily Mencia with a small percentage of white grapes. It is not fined or filtered.
Vintage Notes by Wine Advocate 2/2019: "According to Ricardo Pérez Palacios, 2016 was a classical vintage in Bierzo, a little in the style of 2007—warm winter, mild spring and warm and dry summer. I saw 2016 as a very elegant year, with transparent wines, more ethereal than earthy, with beautiful perfume and elegantly textured." Hail destroyed the entire 2017 vintage. 2018 will be released sometime in late 2020.