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Pétalos del Bierzo 2018

Pétalos del Bierzo

2018
Bierzo (Spain)
93+
PARKER

Bierzo or Burgundy? The question we ask ourselves on uncorking and then pouring out the first glass....

Other bottle sizes and vintages

15.50

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Pétalos del Bierzo 2018

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

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

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

Vineyard

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

Production

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

Tasting notes

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

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Dalibor Lukanovic (4 Sep) - Vintage 2018

Always delivers

This wine always delivers . Drunk it first time 10 years ago and is still very good

by: Rod (19 Aug) - Vintage 2018

Petalos

A firm favourite! Always sumptious and one we keep coming back for

by: Jesús (18 Sep) - Vintage 2018

Maravilloso

Fantástico vino para degustar con una rica tabla de queso,con buena compañía

by: Antonio García (18 Aug) - Vintage 2018

vale lo que cuesta

Excelente opción para conocer los vinos del Bierzo. No defraudará

by: Alfonso Norte (20 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Entre flores frescas

Color: rojo picota Olfato: complejo y con potencia frutal Capa: media baja Características: atlántico, suelo pizarra, pocas horas de sol. Cata: Inicio muy concentrado. Promete y cumple un buen desarrollo. Recién abierto en boca tiene un persistente final salino con una acidez muy marcada. Luego, en veinte minutos evoluciona de salino a balsámico casi sin transición. El final seco de la primera copa se transformará bien oxigenado en terciopelo. Es un vino que se va redondeando y mejora en copa igual que los toros del encaste Núñez, deficientes en el tercio de capote; magníficos al final.

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...