Bierzo "Petalos", Descendientes de José Palacios
Staff Pick
Organic

Bierzo "Petalos", Descendientes de José Palacios - 2018

Item # 12489 750mL
You Save 20%
$24.96 $19.96 / Single Bottle
You Save 20%
$299.52 $239.52/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

From famed winemaker Alvaro Palacios comes this rich, velvet-textured red made from 60-100 year old Mencía vines grown on steep hillsides in Bierzo.


Need Help Deciding? Get personal recommendations from our staff

Staff Pick Notes

Although Alvaro Palacios hails from one of Rioja's famous families, he cut his teeth at Chateau Petrus in Bordeaux. Upon returning to Spain he ventured northeast to Bierzo where he rediscovered a forgotten varietal called Mencia. These grapes, grown in a unique quartz-rich soil, on steep, terraced vineyards display remarkable acidity and minerality. Mencia is often light to medium in body, but boasts deep, focused dark fruit. Palacios ups the ante, coaxing remarkable complexity. The fruit is offset by earthy and vegetal notes. Lean tannins almost go unnoticed, but provide a sturdy backbone. If you're curious about discovering Mencia, this is a ideal place to begin!

- DY

About the Producer

Bierzo, Spain During the late 1980’s, Alvaro Palacios travelled his native Spain selling French barriques to winemakers. But his journeys had a second purpose: to find the best place to achieve his goal of making Spain’s greatest wine. In 1990, he ultimately decided on Priorat, where he would achieve worldwide fame with “L’Ermita” and “Finca Dofi.” But there had been a close contender: Bierzo,...

Read More »

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

Read More

Sign up for our emails
Receive 10% Off Your First Order
Sign up for our emails

*required

Offer available to new subscribers. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Does not apply to items on sale, solid cases, corporate orders, or orders containing an item priced at more than $10,000.