Congratulation!! Descendientes,de,J.,Palacios winery's two wines were gained Decanter World Wine Award 2016:

Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullón 2013 - 97 points for Premium Award

Descendientes de J. Palacios Pétalos 2014 - 92 points for Silver Award

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The Palacios family are making some of Spain's most exciting wines. In 1990 Alvaro Palacios started making wine in Priorat. Then in 1998 he began an exciting collaboration, Descendientes de J Palacios, with nephew Ricardo Perez in Corrullón, Bierzo.  (Alvaro's brother, Rafael Palacios, makes excellent wines in Valdeorras. And there's also the family property of Palacios Remondo in Rioja.)

Bierzo was a lesser known region when this project started, but which has wonderful hillside vineyards and a fantastic grape variety, Mencía, to work with (it’s the same as Portugal’s Jaen). Alvaro and Ricardo's vision was to make great wines from old vineyards in the region. They now make seven wines, including five single-vineyard wines from exceptional terroirs.  

Pétalos del Bierzo is the entry level, but it’s still a serious effort. Corullón comes from three old vine parcels aged 60–100 years, and is quite special. These have been joined since by the single vineyard wines Fontelas, Las Lamas, La Faraona, Moncerbal and San Martin.

These wines are simply brilliant, and to my mind are among the very best that Spain makes today.

Media Release July 2016

 


 

 

Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullón 2013

 

From: Bierzo, Spain

97% Mencia, 3% Dona Branca
 
A wonderfully lifted nose of cranberry and redcurrant with a touch of understated cherry. The palate has a well judged leafy freshness with hints of liquorice and delicate blueberry fruit, it is complex and touching with pronounced spice lending it firm tannins and a rich finish.

 

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Descendientes de J. Palacios, Pétalos 2014

From: Bierzo, Spain

95% Mencia, 2% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Palomino
 
A ripe nose of cherry fruit and bramble, the palate shows pronounced intensity of flavours marked by well defined purity of fruit. A fair lick of oak adds ripe tannins and brings poise to the persistent length.
 
 

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