Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2017 'Petalos' Mencia, Bierzo DO
Item Number: 12751
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Schist and clay
Vineyard Notes: Pétalos Mencia is sourced from estate vineyards and rented vineyards in and around the village of Corullón. The vines range in age from 40 to 90 years old and are planted at varying elevation and varying slope.
Winemaking Notes: The wine is vinified for immediate appeal, but it retains the estate's signature finesse and restraint. The vineyards are worked by hand and harvested by hand. The wine ferments in large oak fermentors with punch downs. Maceration lasts for about 25 days. Petalos ages for a few weeks in new French oak barriques followed by 6-10 months in 2nd and 3rd passage barrels. It is bottled without filtration or fining.
2016 Vintage Voted #35 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wine of 2018
"This savory red offers notes of espresso, black olive and graphite framing a core of black cherry and licorice. Fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced. Harmonious and graceful. Drink now through 2024."