Descendientes de Jose Palacios "Corullon" 2017
Regular price $65.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $15.03
About the WIne:
Vineyard: Selection of parcels around the village of Corullon in Bierzo. The vine age ranges from 60 - 100 years old.
Orientation: Very steep slopes (30-50 degrees) at altitudes ranging from 400 to 900 meters
Soil: 100% friable schist.
Viticulture: Everything is done by hand or mule. Practicing Organic and Biodynamic.
Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand, sorted and destemmed by hand. They macerate for 25 days in oak fermentors with hand punch down. Spontaneous fermentation. No fining or filtering.
Aging: Aged in French oak, all of which was previously used either for past vintages of Corullon or to have briefly aged Petalos.
Ratings & Reviews:
"So expressive on the nose with violets, hibiscus, cloves and cinnamon. A great combination of richness and freshness on the medium-bodied palate, the gentle tannins supporting the long finish beautifully. Barrel sample." (Aug 2018)
93 Points - Vinous (2016 Vintage):
"Brilliant ruby. Expansive, spice- and smoke-accented aromas of red/blue fruit preserves, incense and five-spice powder, along with cola and mineral flourishes. Smooth, appealingly sweet and concentrated, showing an impressive blend of power and delicacy to its intense black raspberry, cherry-cola and gunpowder tea flavors. The cherry and spice notes repeat emphatically on a very long, smooth finish that's given shape by supple, well-knit tannins. " Josh Raynolds - (Mar 2019)
91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2016 Vintage):
"A pillowy texture carries harmonious flavors of cherry, berry, cocoa and licorice in this alluring red, accented with floral and mineral notes. Light tannins and citrusy acidity keep this focused. Drink now through 2023. 1,700 cases made." - TM (Issue Mar 31, 2019)