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2017 Pétalos del Bierzo

75cl Volume


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Petalos del Bierzo 2017 returns to the market to defend, for another year running, its position as one of the best wines in the world in terms of value for money. The title was well deserved after being named by Parker as the best Spanish wine considering its characteristics and price, and remains one of the most prominent to this day.

One of its secrets is the variety from which it is made, the Mencía, which It is characterized by being amiable, easy to drink and gastronomic. Without a doubt, the success of Petalos del Bierzo 2017 is also due to the fact that the Palacios family - a name that always harks at quality, know-how and success in wine -is responsible for its production

Petals of Bierzo 2017 is, for all of theabove, an excellent way to get to know Bierzo, an area benefitting from the climatic characteristics of both Castile and Galicia, and of course the wines of Descendants of J. Palacios, inspired by the winery's principles -spiritual tradition; respect for the land and nature; and transparency in the expression of the vineyard and culture-, they offer us moments of great beauty and pleasure.

The presentation of Petals of Bierzo 2017, as an aside, follows the same design of the 2016 vintage - created by Xano Armenter -, with a slight color variation that transmits the wine's characteristic jovial and cheerful personality to the bottle.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
Appellation:Bierzo (Castilla y León, Spain)
Winery: Descendientes de J. Palacios
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Mencía
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13,5%
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2024

Description of 2017 Pétalos del Bierzo

2017 Pétalos del Bierzo (Mencía)


  • View: intense cherry red.
  • Nose: fruity, with deep aromas of cherry, berries and flowers.
  • Mouth: fresh, soft, pleasant, tasty, persistent.


VINEYARD: Descendientes de J. Palacios. Vineyard age from 40 years to 90 years. Located in 5 municipalities of Corullón, Valtuille, Villadecanes, Parandones and Villafranca del Bierzo. The terrain is characterized by very steep slopes and hills of between 450 and 1000 meters.

GRAPES: Mencía

AGING: aging in French oak barrels.

ELABORATION: very early and selective harvest depending on municipalities and plots. Alcoholic fermentation in wooden vats and stainless steel tanks. Maceration for 23 days. Malolactic fermentation for 3 months.

WINE PAIRING: Regional cuisine, Spanish cuisine, Starters, Cheese, Manchego cheese, Goat cheese, Ham and sausages, Marinated loin, Iberian ham, Meat, Red meat, Lamb, stews and stews, Meat stew, Pasta, Pasta the Bolognese



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The Winery

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Ricardo Perez Palacios is one of the great architects of a quiet revolution is taking place in the, so far, Bierzo region quite stagnant. Chelo is the son of Palacios, of the dynasty known Palacios (Remondo) of the Rioja, and this adventure has helped his famous uncle, Alvaro Palacios, well known for its wines of Priorat. Ricardo, 25, whom everyone knows by 'titin', has a long experience in France, Chile and the United States, and the wine have lived since birth, and having visited a lot of great producers of France along with Alvaro. Passionate dedication to the two sides Palacios Bierzo are born, not good Mencia grape wines, but the first great wines of great area, perhaps one day the Priorat northwest.

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Reviews of 2017 Pétalos del Bierzo


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It is one of the best wines in Spain and also has a very attractive price. For me it is one of the wines of reference, that kind of wine that I always have in mind when I have guests at home or when I'm a guest in someone's home. How lucky to have a red wine with the quality seal Palacios at such a reasonable price! It is an indispensable wine in all wineries.
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Pétalos del Bierzo 2017

3.5 /5

Wine well balanced in the mouth.
Lack of length on the finish.
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Pétalos del Bierzo 2017

4 /5


  • View: cherry red, violet and dark trim.
  • Nose: high intensity, pinks, violets, red berries and smoky notes.
  • Mouth: mineral, velvety, sweet, medium and persistent body.


VINEYARD: grapes from five municipalities: Corullón, Valtuille, Villadecanes, Parandones and Villafranca of the Bierzo. Located on steep hill slopes and between 450 and 1,000 meters. The vines are planted in glass and traditionally work, including horses. Corullón floors are the paleozoico and slates have varying orientations and presence of quartzite, sandstone and clay. In other municipalities are de-Ferrous clay, quartzite and abundant type boulder.

GRAPES: Mencia and others.

AGING: aged in French oak barrels. It is clarified and filtered before bottling.

PREPARATION: destemming and partial crushing, alcoholic fermentation in wooden vats and stainless steel tanks open. Macerate for 23 days. malolactic fermentation for 3 months in wooden vats and stainless steel tanks closed.

WINE PAIRING: fillet of beef, lamb, sausage, ham, beef carpaccio and blue cheeses.


ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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Esther Pereiras Vazquez


Raspberry, cocoa, mint, balanced and fresh. 90 points
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Juan Manuel Gonzalvo