- 100% Mencia
Alvaro Palacios, along with his nephew Ricardo Perez (who also spent time in Bordeaux), established Descendientes de J. Palacios in 1998 in the village of Villafranca del Bierzo. They named the estate in honour of Alvaro's father who passed away in 2000.
Their Descendientes de J. Palacios releases are all 100% Mencía wines. Bierzo Corullón comes from 3 vineyards with vines from 60 to 100 years old. It is a vivid and unique, a red wine that marries rustic flavours with modern polish.
"The concentration of this wine is impressive. A very complex, individual style with a dense palate bursting with crunchy red plums, black fruit and cedar oak. The penetrating acidity of the Mencía variety is very well balanced by the rich fruit flavours plus the rasp of tannins and oak. Finishing with a lovely dark, sour cherry note, it is a long and memorable sip." Decanter Magazine, December 2016 - One of the most exciting wines of 2016