|Production||280,000 - 320,000 bottles|
£18.98/ 0.75 L btl
Bierzo or Burgundy? The question we ask ourselves on uncorking and then pouring out the first glass. Definitely Bierzo, but a special Bierzo at that. An undoubtedly fragrant wine, high quality, extremely pleasant, boasting what very few other wines can compete with in this price range. The sensation of smoothness is the feature that best defines the palate… and its name: Pétalos (Petals).
What does this wine taste like?
Broadly speaking, Pétalos is a wine with an Atlantic character and predominantly acidic fruit - a common occurrence in this region with so few hours of sunshine. Nevertheless, it is a lovely sweet-touched wine, with a dash of sugary lusciousness. Pétalos is along the lines of the great Moncerbal, crystalline and fluid, and offers suggestions of concentrated fruit, not overly ripe (the yields of these vineyards are extremely low), mineral traces, graphite notes, hummus and a balsamic background which gains in intensity with time in the glass; smoky notes too, wild flowers (violets, rockrose blossom), fresh wafts ... which add to its aromatic complexity and define its profile, as a perfumed and seductive wine. On the palate its great acidity contrasts with a very pleasant velvety feel. The wine is powerful, intense, oily, with hints of aromatic plants which confer on it a subtly bitter undertone.
|Picota cherry red / Violet rim / Dark|
|Higly aromatic / Pinks / Violets / Red berries / Smoky notes|
|Mineral / Velvety / Rich / Medium-bodied / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Ox fillet / Lamb / Cooked pork products / Serrano ham / Veal carpaccio / Blue cheeses
Ratings and awards
|2020||93+ PK||92 SK|
|2019||93+ PK||16.5 JR||92 PN||93 SK||91 WS||92 DC|
|2018||93+ PK||92 PN||93 SK|
|2017||93 PK||92 PN||93 SK|
|2016||92+ PK||16.5+ JR||93 PN||92 SK||92 WS||93 DC|
|2015||92+ PK||93 PN||92 SK||90 WS||91 DC|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling
The best Bierzo
Having drunk many wines from this region I have come to the conclusion that Pétalos del Bierzo is the best wine when both quality and price are taken into account. Bierzo is a region producing better and better wines each year so this could change. Wines from this region in my view are really good and are softer more refind than wines from Toro, Rioja or Ribero del duero.
I've bought this twice and my French friends still think it's a top end Burgandy tasted blind. I can see the magic trick. Mencia is a national treasure and when it is made as well as this, it's a very special grape indeed. A real thing of beauty and floral subtlety. It is a good partner with rabbit stew or chicken casserole - rustic and elegance side by side.
We first had this wine (2019 vintage) recommended by some trusted friends & owners of a Catalan restaurant. We weren’t disappointed. We’re not experts & either like or don’t like wines but I’d describe this one as soft, a bit of body and good depth of flavour. Like a lot of Spanish wine, it tastes like good value!
Delicious well structured Red
Tasted this wine at a wineshops Christmas tasting and it was delicious. Vinissimus had a great price so can't wait to open this bottle in the coming weeks. Its a silky smooth wine with notes of cherry
great value for the money you are paying
i have been drinking this wine for a few year and it just gets better and better. i think is one gof the better lines in terms of price quality
|Ageing period||10 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
Pétalos is made using grapes from very old vines, planted at very high altitudes, in the Corullón district, where the soils are primarily slate, in contrast to the majority in the area which are naturally clay. It therefore starts off with certain specific conditions already in place, despite being thought of, as occurs with Burgundy, as a regional wine, and an introduction to the Bierzo. So it is, but just with a distinct personality.
|Vine age||Between 40 and 90 years|
|Soil||Clay sand / Slate|
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|
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...