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Plácet Valtomelloso 2022

Plácet Valtomelloso


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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Plácet is the only white wine made by Álvaro Palacios and its name is particularly apt: placet, 'it pleases'.

It's a classy, pure, unctuous white, 100% Viura, which brings to mind Burgundy wines. It has a touch of enigma and charm, revealing aromas of white flowers and fleshy fruit, with mineral notes too. It reflects the minerality of the chalky and ferrous-clay soils of the La Montesa vineyard that gives rise to it, in Valtomelloso. It conveys the freshness and vigour of the Atlantic influence prevailing in the Mount Yerga foothills, and demonstrates the mastery of Álvaro Palacios, who has managed to establish a style of white with personality, that does the Rioja tradition proud as well; it began by being a modern-style white, aged in barrel, which simply didn't suit it, and now it's made in a much subtler way and more in accordance with tradition, in large, 2,000-litre, oval-shaped casks. A wise move to put it right. Well done, Álvaro.

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Drinking and storing

Serve between 6ºC and 8ºC

Food pairing

Smoked / Rice with fish / Gilthead bream cooked in salt / Grilled shellfish / White meats / Oven-baked white fish / Mild cheeses

Ratings and awards

202193 PK
202094 PK
201993-94 PK
201894-95 PK
201694 PK
201593 PK
PK: Parker

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

For once I caught this wine after it was bottled. The 2020 Plácet Valtomelloso was produced with Viura from 35-year-old organically farmed vines in Valtomelloso on a soft slope of the Monte Yerga in Alfaro at 550 meters above sea level. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in oval oak vats, where it matured for nine months. It has moderate alcohol and very good acidity in a more Atlantic vintage in a Mediterranean place. The wine is fresh and vibrant, elegant and balanced, tasty with a combination of white fruit, flowers and herbs. The reds from the year have a lot of concentration, and the white was picked early, which helped keep the acidity. The oaking in 2,000-liter foudres is very soft, and the wine does not show marked by wood. It was bottled in May 2021, and 16,500 bottles and 25 magnums were produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/07/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 94 PARKER

Customer reviews

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The winery

Bodegas Palacios Remondo

Bodegas Palacios Remondo

The Palacios family boasts an impressive vinicultural tradition that goes back over the last four generations. However, it was José Palacios Remondo who was really responsible for making the winery what it is today, by planting the best possible selection of La Rioja’s traditional grape varieties, and treating viticulture as his true vocation. Showing great vision for the future, he sent his children (now in charge of the company) to be trained at the best French...


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