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Pétalos del Bierzo 2011



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Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate: "At the end of the day, if I really have to recommend a wine from this collection, the one I’d buy for my cellar, it will be the 2011 Petalos del Bierzo..."

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Bierzo (Castilla y León, Spain)
Cellar: Descendientes de J. Palacios
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Mencía
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Starting Year For Optimal Consumption: 2013
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2019

Description of Pétalos del Bierzo 2011

Pétalos del Bierzo 2011 (Mencía)


  • View: Petals Bierzo 2011 has a cherry red dense and dark colour
  • Nose: Medium intensity black fruit liqueur, very powerful and smoky roasted notes.
  • Mouth: Soft input caresses the palate, elegant, sweet and mineral, with medium body and good persistence.


VINEYARD: Descendants of J. Palacios

GRAPES: 100% Mencia,

AGING: Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

PREPARATION: Malolactic took place in wooden vats and stainless closed for two months.

PAIRING: Red meats, roasted grilled aa.


Alcohol: 14%.

The Wine Advocate (Agosto 2013):

"At the end of the day, if I really have to recommend a wine from this collection, the one I’d buy for my cellar, it will be the 2011 Petalos del Bierzo. It is 95% Mencia mixed in the field with 3% of white grapes and the rest Alicante Bouschet and other reds, fermented after de-stemming in open wood and inox vats and aged ten months in French barrels, of which 20% are new. Eighty percent of the grapes are grown on slate in the Corullon vineyards, with different altitudes and orientations, and the remaining 20% come from clay soils from the valley. It all adds to the complexity of the wine. The wine is very aromatic and flowery (violets), almost heady, with clear notes of blueberries and licorice. The oak is perfectly integrated, almost imperceptible, save for a touch of spices and a lactic hint denoting a very young wine. It has a medium body, with a thick silky texture, is very tasty, with some acidic strawberry flavors. This is one of my go-to wines at restaurant lists, as it offers very good value for money and is widely available in Spain (and elsewhere, I hope!), as 320,000 bottles were produced. This could very well be the best Petalos produced to date. Drink now through 2019".

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How to serve

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MeatFishPastaRed meatSalmonPasta Carbonara

The Winery

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Ricardo Perez Palacios is one of the great architects of a quiet revolution is taking place in the, so far, Bierzo region quite stagnant. Chelo is the son of Palacios, of the dynasty known Palacios (Remondo) of the Rioja, and this adventure has helped his famous uncle, Alvaro Palacios, well known for its wines of Priorat. Ricardo, 25, whom everyone knows by 'titin', has a long experience in France, Chile and the United States, and the wine have lived since birth, and having visited a lot of great producers of France along with Alvaro. Passionate dedication to the two sides Palacios Bierzo are born, not good Mencia grape wines, but the first great wines of great area, perhaps one day the Priorat northwest.

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