Gary's Grand Wine Experience, October 24-26, 2015

2013 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 91
Price: $17.99
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2013 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.


Wine Spectator 91 Points

Expressive black cherry, currant, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors mingle in this focused red. The texture is gentle but firm, with well-integrated tannins and racy acidity providing structure. A compact wine that shows good intensity. Drink now through 2023. 30,000 cases made. –TM