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Pétalos del Bierzo 2019

Pétalos del Bierzo

2019
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SUCKLING
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PEÑÍN
93
DECANTER
93+
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Bierzo or Burgundy? The question we ask ourselves on uncorking and then pouring out the first glass....

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£18.30

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Pétalos del Bierzo 2019

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Young Crianza
Alcohol content i13.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2019

Review

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.

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.

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 feminine 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. The sensation of smoothness is the feature that best defines the palate… and its name: Pétalos (Petals).

Food pairing

Ox fillet / Lamb / Cooked pork products / Serrano ham / Veal carpaccio / Blue cheeses

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 40 and 90 years
  • Soil:Clay sand / Slate
  • Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
  • Yields:Low yields

Production

  • Ageing period:10 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Violet rim / Dark
  • Bouquet:Higly aromatic / Pinks / Violets / Red berries / Smoky notes
  • Mouth:Mineral / Velvety / Rich / Medium-bodied / Persistent

Customer reviews

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by: Lorraine M (13/12/2016) - Vintage 2014

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

by: Vinissimus Customer (13/12/2016) - Vintage 2014

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

by: David laing (20/08/2018) - Vintage 2016

Wonderful Wine

This is fantastic value and well worth stocking up on! Really delicious wine for any type of occasion and punching above its weight

by: Robbie (13/07/2017) - Vintage 2015

Good everyday wine

Perfect for a BBQ or when you have the kids friends from University round! Easy to drink and goes with lots of different things

by: Markku Laaksonen (23/08/2018) - Vintage 2016

Excellent,

Excellent red wine made with Mencia grape, nice price, elegant from first contact to its long lasting finish. Great wine.

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