Red Wine Pétalos del Bierzo 2020

Red wine from El Bierzo. Blend of Mencía and a small percentage of native red and white grapes aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
P 93 91 92

Availability: In stock

€14.90
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The reputation of this Spanish red wine has not ceased to grow with each released vintage. In fact, Pétalos del Bierzo is arguably the wine that put the Mencía variety on the map, thanks to the work of Álvaro Palacios and his nephew Ricardo Pérez Palacios at the head of the Descendientes de J. Palacios winery.

The 2020 vintage of this Crianza red wine from El Bierzo is a blend of 92% Mencía, coming from grapevines from 40 to 90 years old planted in steep slopes with slate soils, with a 8% combination of different white varieties (Valenciana, Jerez, Godello, etc.) and red varieties (Alicante Bouschet, Gran Negro, Pan y Carne, Negreda).

Carefully selected and destemmed, the grapes were fermented and macerated in open wooden vats and stainless steel tanks for 43 days, after which it went through malolactic fermentation, a process which lasted 2 months. After that, the wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

Finally, Pétalos del Bierzo 2020 was clarified and gently filtered prior to its bottling.

Aerate this red wine from El Bierzo 30 minutes before drinking.

Pair with cold cuts, or a good risotto.

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Appearance

The red wine Pétalos del Bierzo is medium purple with bright violet edges.

Nose

Delicate, highly suggestive floral character, carrying notes of violets and dry roses along with hints of black fruit, some touches of liquor, smoke and roasted coffee. This Mencía also insinuates some notes of wet undergrowth over a dim mineral background.

Palate

Again, the Mencía variety shows that Pinot Noir-like quality that has seduced winelovers all over the world. Fresh and smooth, with a medium body and a velvety, lush texture. Notions of ripe black fruit, floral sensations, a note of game and venison and some fresh mineral undertones. Tannins are soft and well integrated. This wine from Descendientes de J. Palacios has a good acidity and a medium finish with some smoky and mineral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Superbly crafted, gentle and nuanced, Pétalos del Bierzo 2020 encapsulates the very best qualities of El Bierzo.

OTHER VINTAGES

Pétalos del Bierzo 2019:

Enterwine 91. Parker 93/93+. Guía Peñín 92. Decanter WWA 2021 - 93 points & Silver Medal. J. Suckling 93.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2018:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93/93+.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2017:

Enterwine 92. R. Parker 93. J. Suckling 93. Peñín 92.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2016:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92+. Peñín 93.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92. Peñín 93. Chosen "Spain's Absolute Best Value"

Pétalos del Bierzo 2014:

Parker 93. Peñín 92.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2013:

Peñín 92.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2012:

Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Pétalos del Bierzo 2011:

Parker 92.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker's Score 93
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Mencía 92%, Otras variedades blancas 4%, Otras variedades tintas 4%.
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Eggs, Full salads, Goat cheese, Grilled lamb, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sautéed vegitables, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, White meat with gravy
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
Reviews
2 Reviews
Mencia!!
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One of my all-time favourite Spanish reds. I love Mencía!!
Review by (Posted on 11 April 2018)
Good mencia
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If I'm correct, this was the wine that put Mencía on the wine radar. It has Burgundian style, though it is more earthy. Medium body, juicy, very fresh. Wonderful flavours and aromas. Unbeatable with meat dishes.
Review by (Posted on 4 November 2017)
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