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Pétalos del Bierzo 2020

16.20€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain

15.40€/ud (-5%)

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Other vintages: 2021

6 for immediate shipment. More, available on 31/01/2023

Parker Points: 93+
Peñin Points:  

16.20€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain

15.40€/ud (-5%)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The regional red 2020 Pétalos comes from 90 hectares of vineyards, mainly from Corullón and Villafranca del Bierzo and the districts of Viariz, Hornija, Valtuille de Abajo and Otero. It mixes expositions, altitudes and soils and wants to paint a picture of Bierzo in the warm 2020 vintage. They reckon it's 92% Mencía with 5% other red grapes (Alicante Bouschet, Gran Negro, Pan y Carne and Negreda) and 3% whites (Valenciana, Jerez and Godello) with an average yield of 26 hectoliters per hectare. The grapes were picked from August 28th to September 24th and fermented partly destemmed in stainless steel and oak vats with indigenous yeasts for 43 days with a slow malolactic fermentation that lasted two months. The wine matured in barrel for around eight months (malolactic was fast, and the wines were put in barrel early) and was bottled unclarified, unfiltered and non-stabilized with cold. It has good ripeness with 14% alcohol (their upper limit) and moderate acidity at 4.6 grams (of tartaric acid). It's a little more fruit-driven, a vintage of sun, jovial and juicy, approachable and round with very fine, slightly powdery tannins. The fruit is darker than in the 2019. This is still young, and, as it happens with even the most approachable wines from the region, it should be even better in a couple of years. I tasted it again in mid-December, and the wine is showing better and better; time in bottle has done it some good, and the wine has settled and is getting more balanced. I don't feel the sun now; it's harmonious and more serious, juicy and tasty. A little better than anticipated. They had 1,050 barrels that produced 263,000 bottles and 1,500 magnums. It was bottled in May 2021.



Pétalos del Bierzo is a young crianza red wine made by the Descendientes de J. Palacios winery from Mencía grapes from Bierzo, in the province of Castilla y León, located in the northwest of Spain.
This wine comes from vines aged between 40 and 90 years old, planted in goblet-trained vines at an altitude of 450 and 1,000 metres above sea level, with steep, rocky slate soils that bring out the best in the vineyards.
The grapes come from 5 municipalities, Corullón, Valtuille, Villadecanes, Parandones and Villafranca del Bierzo.


The grapes are harvested by hand and the vineyards are worked in the traditional way. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in wooden vats and open stainless steel tanks.
After maceration for 30 days, malolactic fermentation takes place for 2 months in wooden vats and closed stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.


Pétalos del Bierzo is a wine dominated by fruity aromas with a touch of spices. It is intense, with an acidic flavour and a pleasant velvety sensation, very immediate, round and juicy.

A red wine with a sensation of smoothness that defines its name.

Pétalos del Bierzo is the most famous wine of the Descendientes de J. Palacios winery. It is a jovial wine with aromas that transmits all the nuances of Bierzo. It is really pleasant and drinkable.
It is the perfect accompaniment as a starter and with dishes such as Manchego cheese, red meat, white meat and Mediterranean cuisine.
And you, have you already tried this exquisite wine from the Descendientes de J. Palacios winery? Leave us your comment!

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  • 07/03/22 Pétalos del Bierzo 2019 Excellent wine