From the Bierzo region of Spain, this is a great example of old world meets new!
Alvaro Palacios is consistently heralded for creating some of the top wines of the modern era. One of nine children born to the owners of Rioja’s respected
Palacios Remondo, Alvaro studied in Bordeaux and worked under Jean-Pierre Moueix at Chateau Petrus. Constantly striving to make Spain’s greatest wines, Alvaro has placed considerable focus on Bierzo with their incredibly steep hillside vineyards, distinctive terroirs and most importantly, ancient vineyards of Mencia vines.
His Petalos 2009 is crafted from 100% Mencia, assembled from old hillside and hilltop vines from across Bierzo’s western edge. The wine is vinified for immediate appeal, but it retains the estate’s signature finesse and restraint. It’s a wine of incredible clarity and finesse, and a unbelievable value for $23.95