Descendientes de Jose Palacios - 2018 - Petalos del Bierxo - 750 ml.
Spain - Bierzo
Red - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
Descendientes de Jose Palacios in Bierzo is a wine-making project orchestrated by Alvaro Palacios, one of Spain’s most innovative modern winemakers, and his nephew Ricardo Perez. Alvaro Palacios is the force behind L’Ermita and Finca Dofi, and Robert M. Parker Jr. has called the Alvaro Palacios estate “a benchmark for great Priorat.” Ricardo Perez finished his enological studies in Bordeaux and worked there before teaming up with his uncle in 1998. Together the pair purchased old vineyards on steep hillsides in Bierzo. Their first vintage was the 1999 and they now own nearly 100 acres. Vineyards are farmed according to biodynamic guidelines. The estate makes up to seven wines, most are single vineyard and nearly all are from old vines. Descendientes de Jose Palacios is notable for making wines from Mencia, the indigenous grape of cool-climate Bierzo. The estate is named for Alvaro’s father.