2012 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos Bierzo

Category: Spain SKU: 19013 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Descendientes de Jose Palacios
Region: Bierzo
Varietal: Mencia Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WS 90
Price: $17.99
Reg: $24.99
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2012 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos Bierzo

Great Value From Spain

The region of Bierzo, in the northwest corner of Spain, is getting noticed more and more these days. The predominant grape grown in Bierzo is Mencia. The Mencia grape benefits from a cool climate, hillside vineyards, mineral-laden soil, and low-yielding old vines. All of these conditions help to make wines with great concentration, complexity, and amazing purity.

Winemaker's Notes:

Pétalos del Bierzo is assembled from old hillside and hilltop vines from across Bierzo’s western edge. The wine is vinified for immediate appeal, but it retains the estate’s signature finesse and restraint.

Reviews

Wine Spectator 90 Points

Plump yet polished, this red offers flavors of plum, espresso, mineral and fresh herbs, supported by gentle tannins and fresh acidity. Subtle, harmonious and graceful. Drink now through 2018. 30,000 cases made.–TM