La Faraona, the elegant face of potential Bierzo

Red Wine 100% Mencía (D.O. Bierzo) The grapes come from the vineyard property, El Ferro, located in the Villa de Corullón. The vineyard is located between 800 and 860 meters with a southeast orientation.

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The grapes were partially destemmed and fermented in small wooden tubs open with “bazuqueos”. Maceration approximately 36 months. Spontaneous malolactic in barrel.

Aging about 14 months in new French oak barrels.The potential is very high for immediate consumption from its tenth year in bottle.

Garnet red color, purple trim.The nose was explosive, with aromas of gunpowder and black pepper, orange peel, aniseed, fennel and aromatic herbs, wild berries and a fine, almost chalky mineral. In mouth is fleshy, with ripe fruit flavors and hints of smoked oak, fresh, pure minerality, a powerful structure.

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Ricardo Perez Palacios is one of the great architects of a quiet revolution that is taking place in so far quite inmovilista Bierzo region. He is the son of Chelo Palacios, of the dynasty known Palacios (Remondo) of Rioja.

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Descendants of J. Palacios is a tribute to a father and a grandfather, Alvaro Palacios and Ricardo Perez Palacios, two names to be very aware in the recent history of the Spanish oenology.To understand its wines have to start by knowing the region of El Bierzo and centenarian vineyards from which they come.

El Bierzo, this unique area is characterized by a graben that is the product of the alpine terrain and its main river is the Sil. The soils of the mountain, meanwhile, have more board while in the valley are alluvial. The main component of natural vegetation is the scrub. The climate is transitional between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, is characterized by cold winters and summers not as heat and moderate dryness.

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