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Descendientes Palacios Petalos Mencia Bierzo 2018 (750ml)

Descendientes Palacios Petalos Mencia Bierzo 2018 (750ml)

93+ pts Wine Advocate
Their regional wine achieves unheard of levels of complexity and nuance with the 2018 Ptalos del Bierzo. It's a blend from over 90 hectares of vineyards in different part of Bierzo, 20 of the grapes from their own vineyards in Corulln, including some 4 white grapes. The rest is purchased from 180+ families with whom they have a long-term relationship. Some of these vineyards are not yet certified organic, but the objective is to achieve it in the next five years. It's mostly Menca, but there are other grapes varieties in the vineyards; they estimate about 3 of other reds, Alicante Bouschet, Gran Negro, Pan y Carne, Negreda, etc. and around 4 whites, Valenciana, Jerez and Godello, half from Corulln and the other half from other villages. The grapes were partly destemmed and fermented in open-top stainless steel and oak vats with 25 days of maceration where the wine underwent a slow three-month malolactic. It matured in barrel for 12 months. This is the wine that showcases the house style and the character of the vintage, which, in this case, is delicate and very much from the zone. There is an aromatic purity and elegance that is very captivating with a faint flinty background, the cherry essence (Mediterranean) and a touch of fern (Atlantic) plus a honeyed twist that shows up after a couple of hours in the glass. It has a silky texture, soft and caressing, with very fine tannins and the faint bitter twist in the finish. In an ideal world, this should be the first wine people drink from Bierzo, and fortunately, in many cases, it is, given the availability, even if they did a more severe selection. This is approachable now but would be better in one year, and it's going to live in bottle.~Luis Gutierrez

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