Descendientes de J. Palacios Corullon Las Lamas Bierzo

Descendientes de J. Palacios

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Wine label
Vintage:2015
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:Spain
Region:Bierzo
Appellation:Bierzo
Type:Red
Varietals:Mencia
Organic:Practicing
Biodynamic:Practicing
Vineyard:One of the single parcels of the estates 15 hectares named Las Lamas. The vines here are very old approaching the 100 year mark.
Orientation:Located on a very steep slope at near 750 meters in altitude. South facing vineyard.
Soil:Schist and Clay
Viticulture:All vineyard work is done by hand or mule and biodynamically. The estate also practices organics.
Vinification:The grapes are hand sorted and destemmed and then macerated in oak fermentors for 25 days. No fining or filtering.
Aging:New French oak.
 

Ratings

Wine advocate: 96+
Curiously enough, the 2015 Las Lamas felt more focused and defined than the 2014, despite having been a warmer year. It sometimes seems like the warmer, southern exposure of the vineyard really shines in warmer years, when in principle, it should be the other way around. I even found notes of blood orange here, which I tend to associate with cooler vintages and northern exposures. But in any case, this 2015 is truly exceptional. It took some time to open up in the glass, so if you pull the cork anytime soon, decant it in advance, but I'm sure the best for this 2015 is yet to come. 3,649 bottles and some other formats were filled in March 2017.