Descendientes De J. Palacios - Villa De Corullon Bierzo 2019 (750ml)


Price: $51.00

Producer Descendientes De J. Palacios
Country Spain
Region Castilla Y Leon
Subregion Bierzo
Varietal Mencia
Vintage 2019
Sku 1100123
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 96 Points

Following the new classification of wines the 2019 Villa de Corullón is a Vino de Villa (village) produced with grapes from 6.71 hectares divided into 200 small plots they own on slate-rich soils at 500 to 950 meters in altitude. It's 91% Mencía 1% Alicante Bouschet and 8% white grapes from old vines (50 to 90 years old) that are organically and biodynamically farmed and the wine will be certified in the coming years. The partly destemmed grapes fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts for 43 days and matured in barriques and foudres for 10 months. It has a "moderate" 13.5% alcohol the lower part of the range as they aim for 13.5% to 14% alcohol in the finished wines. This is a great blending exercise as the wines are blended mostly before putting it in barrel. It's a subtle and elegant Corullón with great balance and freshness; Ricardo talked about some tannins that are very fine. It's a fluid vintage for this bottling a little herbal versatile and complex. It seems to have more character than the Moncerbal than it has had in other years. This could be one of the lightest and most elegant vintages of Corullón with a different texture from the rest of the 2019s. There were 20344 bottles and some other formats produced.

James Suckling: 92 Points

A fragrant nose of plums cherries cloves and tea leaves. It's full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Chalky and stony character with a spicy peppery finish. Drink or hold.