Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2016 'Corullon' Bierzo DO
Item Number: 12158
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Friable schist
Elevation: 400 to 900 meters
Case Production: 1,700
Terroir Notes: Over 200 small estate parcels throughout the municipality of Corullón make up this beautiful red wine. The vineyard slopes are steep (30-50 degrees). The wine is primarily Mencia with a small percentage of white grapes.
Winemaking Notes: Corullón's combination of generosity and precision confirms not only its special status, but also the superiority of Álvaro’s and Ricardo’s winemaking. The grapes are harvested, sorted, and destemmed by hand. They macerate for 25 days in oak fermentors with hand punch down. Maturation occurs in French oak. It is not fined or filtered before bottling.
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."
93pts (2017 Vintage) Wine Spectator 5/27/2020
"This firm red features a core of black cherry and red plum flavors, backed by licorice, smoke and subtly bitter herb notes. The light tannins are well-integrated, while the orange peel acidity is fresh and lively. Shows intensity, yet remains graceful, harmonious and long. Drink now through 2027."