Wine "Petalos" del Bierzo DO, 2009
Wine rich purple color.
"Petalos" 2009 has a velvety texture with unobtrusive, well integrated tannins. Complex, multi-layered taste harmoniously combines notes of fresh blueberries, raspberries, flowers and minerals.
In the complex flavors of wine to the fore notes of cloves, violets and wild blueberries, and after aeration appear shades of minerals, graphite and undergrowth.
The wine goes well with dishes such as carpaccio of mushrooms, lamb with thyme, lobster salad with grapefruit and pates and soft goat cheese, for example, "Crottin de Chavignol".
Try extravagant "Petalos" of 2009 - one of the finest wines of Alvaro Palacios, which is made from grapes Mencia harvested from old vines. Through the use of methods of biodynamic vineyards under cultivation, wine is environmentally friendly and features of vinification and aging in French oak barrels for 4 months endow it with an elegant, multi-layered flavor. On the highest quality wines are also evidenced by the fact that such eminent wine critics like Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer rated it a 90-91 score than can boast very few wines at such an attractive price.
Initially, the company's founder, Alvaro Palacios was selling barriques of French oak, but he always dreamed of himself to create great wines that reflect the character to maximize his native Spain. In the late 1980s he was able to realize his dream into reality and became abandoned vineyards near GALLARDO. This was the first step on the road to success. Later Alvaro together with his nephew Ricardo Perez - oenologist by training, has significantly expanded ownership by 100 small vineyards in the town of Bierzo. It is here that grow autochthonous grape variety Mencia, perfectly reflecting the characteristics of the terroir and gives the wine unique flavors and aromas. The first vintages created from Mensah showed that wine and Ricardo Alvarez expects starry future, as evidenced by today are high marks from respected wine critics such as Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer.
All the wines of Descendientes de Jose Palacios (which translates as "Heirs Jose Palacios") are produced using biodynamic methods, aged in oak and are not filtered, which means that you can be assured of their highest quality and environmental friendliness.