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Bierzo Petalos J Palacios 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Nase: süssliche Frucht, dezent Himbeer, Kompott; Gaumen: weicher Auftakt, ausgewogen, leicht Gerbstoff im Abgang

Bodegas Roda:
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world. In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro’s world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of ... Read more
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world. In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro’s world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of this whole adventure was to take place. What better way to personalize a new project than to name it after the initials of Mario’s and Carmen’s surnames, RO-DA. The first months were made up of making contacts and performing trials; and in 1991 the philosophy of the winery was established. The formation of a high-powered technical team was the best short term means of becoming leading experts among Rioja’s wineries. Only the indigenous red grape varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano were used. There is total respect for the concept of the vintage, wines from other years are never added to homogenise or freshen up a vintage. Only wines made at our winery are bottled, we never buy-in wine from other cellars. Wines that bring out the very essence of their terroir, the vineyard, soil, climate, landscape, wines made to be enjoyed. There is no hurry to get a return on investment. The constant aim is, with time, to be recognised as producers of one of the greatest wines in the world. In this way, all the means will subsequently be gained to achieve our aims. Twenty or so carefully supervised blocks of vines, spread out among the best eco-systems of the area, from which the 17 best are vinified each year. Old vines are used, guaranteeing the best quality Tempranillo and Grenache grapes. An evaluation system for bought-in grapes was introduced that had never existed before. Harvesting is done in small crates and the first sorting table in the Rioja was introduced here. The vinification takes place in temperature controlled oak vats. Ageing is in 100% French oak barrels. We are committed to research and development, which enables us to head international projects through our active R&D department. In all, an exciting project which we invite you all to discover. Read less

Member Reviews for Bierzo Petalos J Palacios

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Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.00 5
07/20/2009

Sadly probably like the label on here more than the vino. Felt pretty thin without much sweet fruit shining through upon opening. Coming back to it a few hours later, had started to open up.


External Reviews for Bierzo Petalos J Palacios

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2006 Petalos del Bierzo is purple-colored with a fragrant nose of violets, lavender, mulberry, and blueberry. Ripe, supple, and sweetly fruited, it will evolve for 2ndash;3 years and drink well through 2015.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Nase: süssliche Frucht, dezent Himbeer, Kompott; Gaumen: weicher Auftakt, ausgewogen, leicht Gerbstoff im Abgang


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/19/2011

Purpur Farbe. In der Nase intensive, fruchtige und beerige Aromen. In der Nase mineralisch, mit viel Frucht, Brombeeren, Heidelbeeren und Lavendel. Sehr komplexer Wein mit einem fruchtigen, langen Abgang.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Glänzendes Granat-Rubin. Himbeeren und rote Johannisbeeren in der zart parfümierten Nase, Zimt und etwas Gewürznelke runden das Bouquet ab. Fruchtbetonter Pinot noir-Gaumen mit einer guten Frische, Maulbeeren und etwas Milchschokolade, leicht spürbare Gerbstoffe, gute Struktur und Länge.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is Descendientesrsquo; so-called starter Bierzo, but it rises above the tried and true value zone to exhibit mineral, crushed violet petals, graham cracker and pure dark-fruit aromas. The palate is smooth and plush, with lush black-fruit flavors, easygoing tannins and some creamy length. Itrsquo;s not as vivid as the 2005, but itrsquo;s still mighty impressive.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The entry-level wine (what an entry!) is the 2007 Petalos del Bierzo, 100% Mancia from vineyards ranging in age from 40 to 90 years. It spends its first few weeks in new French barriques before transfer to seasoned oak for 6 to 10 months. Saturated purple in color, it offers up a super-fragrant bouquet of smoke, violets, mineral, wild blueberry, and black raspberry. Fruity yet complex on the palate, it has superb depth,grip, and balance. This sexy effort can be enjoyed over the next six years but only hedonists need apply. Descendientes de Jose Palaciosandrsquo; first vintage was 1999. The men in charge are Richardo Perez and legendary vigneron Alvaro Palacios.


External Review
05/23/2011

The entry-level wine (what an entry!) is the 2007 Petalos del Bierzo, 100% Mancia from vineyards ranging in age from 40 to 90 years. It spends its first few weeks in new French barriques before transfer to seasoned oak for 6 to 10 months. Saturated purple in color, it offers up a super-fragrant bouquet of smoke, violets, mineral, wild blueberry, and black raspberry. Fruity yet complex on the palate, it has superb depth,grip, and balance. This sexy effort can be enjoyed over the next six years but only hedonists need apply. Descendientes de Jose Palacios' first vintage was 1999. The men in charge are Richardo Perez and legendary vigneron Alvaro Palacios.


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Nase: süssliche Frucht, dezent Himbeer, Kompott; Gaumen: weicher Auftakt, ausgewogen, leicht Gerbstoff im Abgang

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