A vineyard started in 1998 by Alvaro Palacios...steep hillside..back-breaking...100% Mencia..a grape that 'belongs' to Bierzo.
Descendientes de J. Palacios
Petalos Mencia 2006
Purple coloured...red cherry aroma..mineral notes...burnt smoke..plenty of power but never heavy..this wine has a reserved sweetness (spends 4 months in small oak barrels)...tannins must be there..but hardly noticeable with the ripe fruit..dark spices developed...worlds apart from the old style Rioja tasted a day before...perfect restaurant wine..holds up in glass and bottle...and would please every customer.
PS...click on the photo..impressive..if I do say so myself