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La Faraona 2017

La Faraona

2017
Bierzo (Spain)
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PARKER
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PEÑÍN

La Faraona is majestic, excellent, an extraordinary wine that makes us feel in complete awe of natur...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for La Faraona 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Bierzo (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

La Faraona is majestic, excellent, an extraordinary wine that makes us feel in complete awe of nature. It is a profound wine, brimming with mystery, and the experience of smelling and tasting it is almost mystical. Fortunate indeed are those who have the opportunity to try it.

Summary of Ricardo P. Palacios' evaluation of the 2016 vintage

2016 began mild and fairly rainy. It wasn't until the end of February that winter showed its true colours and brought some snow and frosts. April and May were problematic months as regards rainfall, which brought about a delay and an imbalance in the vegetative state of the vines.

Summer entered dry and rather warm on the Corullón slopes and the vines, as a late flowering crop, benefitted from these conditions, getting over the setbacks of the previous months.

September was a month of pleasant temperatures which prepared the way for a more tranquil harvest than the one in 2015. The grapes came through in a fine state of health and maturity, and harvesting was spread out over time, which allowed vinification to occur at a comfortable pace, safeguarding the freshness and the ethereal essence of a typically Atlantic vintage.

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Descendientes de J. Palacios

The small town of Corullón is set in a landscape of hills, amidst ancient slate-covered slopes, in a land of monks and pilgrimages (Compostela is not far away) and amongst Mencía grapes - an exceptional setting which Ricardo Pérez Palacios and Álvaro Palacios (Álvaro Palacios, Priorat) discovered in 1999. A new winery to join the Palacios dynasty (Palacios Remondo, in La Rioja), it extends to a total of 27 ha of vineyards scattered over nearly 200 parcels and planted with ve...

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