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Pétalos del Bierzo 2016


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As it could not be otherwise, Ricardo Palacios - nephew of the famous winemaker Álvaro Palacios - continues to conquer with one of his best known and most accessible wines, Pétalos del Bierzo 2016. This organic wine from Bierzo is one of the most acclaimed wines from Spain and, vintage after vintage, knows how to defend its status as a wine blessed by Robert Parker thanks to its floral, soft character and excellent quality/price ratio.

If you still do not know why Pétalos del Bierzo 2016 is a wine that makes you fall in love, this is a new opportunity to do so, and, while you're doing it, discover its secret: a coupage dominated by Mencía from old vines grown on steep and rocky slate that gives it freshness, youth and depth at the same time.

In addition, the 2016 vintage premieres the image of the hand of Xano Armenter, a Catalan painter born in Las Palmas who has also been responsible for the previous labels, in which he prints his "expressive sensitivity and thought-out beauty".

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Bierzo (Castilla y León, Spain)
Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Alicante Bouschet, Godello, Jerez, Mencía
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%

Description of Pétalos del Bierzo 2016

Pétalos del Bierzo 2016 (Alicante Bouschet, Godello, Jerez and Mencía)


  • View: cherry red, intense, dense.
  • Nose: fruity, perfumed, with notes of cherry and flowers.
  • Mouth: fresh, soft, pleasant, tasty, gastronomic, persistent.


VINEYARD: Descendants of J. Palacios

GRAPES: Mencía, Alicante Bouschet

AGING: 4 months in new and used French oak barrels.

ELABORATION: grapes from selected vineyards in the municipality of Corullón, and 50% of selected grapes in several vineyards located in the heads of the poorest hills of different municipalities: Valtuille, Villadecanes, Paradones and Villafranca del Bierzo. Once in the cellar, the wine ferments with the raspon and then macerates with the skins for up to 50 days.

WINE PAIRING: Starters, Cheese, Semi-cured cheese, Meat, Red meat, White meat, Rices, Risotto, Lamb



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StartersCheeseMeatSemi-cured cheeseRed meatWhite meatRiceRisottoLamb

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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Points and awards

RP92ParkerWS92Wine SpectatorGP93Peñín Gold Medal - Bacchus 2018

Reviews of Pétalos del Bierzo 2016


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Moras, cacao, menta, equilibrado, carnoso, fresco. 90 puntos
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Pétalos del Bierzo 2016

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A pure mencía with wild strawberries, black pepper and underbrush. Balanced and pretty red showing subtle berry character throughout. Silky tannins. 
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Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos Bierzo 2016

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