Wine Bierzo DO La Faraona 2005
Magnificent red wine.
The wine has a spicy, structured palate with a very dense structure and wine tones of red and black fruit, notes of minerals and flowers. Good acidity and ripe tannins.
The wine has a scent with notes of red and black, shades of colors and minerals.
The wine goes well with braised or roasted red meats, grilled meat, as well as game and mature cheeses.
Alvaro Palacios did not immediately become a winemaker, but quickly realized the position and prospects of shale terraces with old and abandoned vineyards near the town of GALLARDO, on the border with Galicia, the first time he saw them even when traveling around the Spanish village for sale French barriques at the end of the 1980s . After the resounding success of the Priory, Palacios, along with his nephew Ricardo Pérez studying in Bordeaux, come to grips with a new project (called "Heirs of Jose Palacios" - in honor of his father and grandfather Alvaro Ricardo), acquiring more than a hundred small sites (large vineyards in the small Bierzo almost no) with autochthonous varieties Mencia vines. Alvaro Palacios practicing biodynamic winemaking, trusts shutter its concentrated wines only French barriques and bottles without filtering. The first vintages 1999, 2000 and especially 2001. showed that Mencia, possibly better than the others reflects the terroir of Spain and has a great future.
La Pharaoh, vineyard, which is named in honor of the wine is very high above sea level, at the level of 800-860 meters. The soil is clay and limestone on which diverse, multi-layered wine develops notes of cocoa, blueberries, damp earth, violets. It is compared to Bordeaux Cheval Blanc, which is known dominant Cabernet Franc in the assemblage. Wine La Pharaoh has the potential exposure - 10-15 years.