Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2017 'Corullon' Bierzo DO
Item Number: 13655
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Friable schist
Elevation: 400 to 900 meters
Vintage Notes: 2017 was a year of extremes in Bierzo. A warm Spring pushed budding forward by 2 weeks. This set up the appellation to be devastated by frost on April 27 and then hail on May 9. Ricardo was unable to harvest Moncerbal at all, and Las Lamas quantities are also down dramatically. Summer drought was an issue here too but – just as in Priorat – the old vineyards weathered the conditions well. This is the first vintage vinified in the new winery, and you will immediately notice the enhanced elegance and freshness afforded by the new cooler, damper underground cellars.
Terroir Notes: Over 200 small estate parcels throughout the municipality of Corullón make up this beautiful red wine. The vineyard slopes are steep (30-50 degrees). The wine is primarily Mencia with a small percentage of white grapes.
Winemaking Notes: Corullón's combination of generosity and precision confirms not only its special status, but also the superiority of Álvaro’s and Ricardo’s winemaking. The grapes are harvested, sorted, and destemmed by hand. They macerate for 25 days in oak fermenters with hand punch down. Maturation occurs in French oak. It is not fined or filtered before bottling.