Wine Bierzo DO, "La Faraona", 2018
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Wine of deep purple color with brick rim around the edge of the glass.
Taste wines average density, elegant, with a fine texture, excellent balance and length. Good tannic structure and a bouquet of wines as they mature show greater complexity.
Mature, spectacular aroma of the wine shows tone violet pastilles and blueberries, resinous tones, notes of herbs (rosemary), spices and earth.
Wine is perfect for red meat, steak, roast with wine sauce, grilled meat, liver in the grid, as well as venison and aged cheeses. Recommended decanting wine over an hour.
Wine "La Faraona" - the best and most expensive in the world Mencia, expressive in his youth and a very complex and confident in adulthood. The grapes for wine making is grown on a tiny plot of 0.55 acres, located on a very steep slope at an altitude of 855 meters, in the amphitheater of the ancient vineyards. Old vines Mensah forced to "fight" for their existence in this difficult terroir, so wine produced from their fruit, is significantly different from their counterparts for the better. Exclusive wine "La Pharaoh" is produced in very small batches, vintage 2012 introduced to the market just 555 bottles. "Net capacity" vintage will store it until at least 2025, although there is a premise that the 2012 vintage and perfectly preserved until 2045. Before bottling the wine is not filtered, so for a long time storage at the bottom of the bottle may appear noble aftertaste.
Alvaro Palacios did not immediately become a winemaker, but quickly realized the position and prospects of shale terraces with old and abandoned vineyards near the town of GALLARDO, on the border with Galicia, the first time he saw them when traveling around the Spanish village for sale French barriques at the end of the 1980s . After the resounding success of the Priory, Palacios, along with his nephew Ricardo Pérez studying in Bordeaux, come to grips with a new project called "Heirs of Jose Palacios" - in honor of his father and grandfather Alvaro Ricardo. They purchased more than one hundred small sites (large vineyards in the small Bierzo almost no) with autochthonous varieties Mencia vines. Alvaro Palacios practicing biodynamic winemaking, trusts shutter its concentrated wines only French barriques and bottles without filtering. The first vintages 1999, 2000 and especially 2001 showed that Mencia, perhaps better than any other reflects the terroir of Spain and has a great future. Today, evidence of this are the high marks from such respected wine critics like Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer
All the wines of Descendientes de Jose Palacios (which translates as "Heirs Jose Palacios") are produced using biodynamic methods, aged in oak and are not filtered, which means that you can be assured of their highest quality and environmental friendliness.