Descendientes de J. Palacios 'Corullón' Mencia 2015

$131.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

The 'village' wine - Corullón being the village in Bierzo where these wonderful hillside bush-vines occur at their finest. Corullón is the summation of 210 distinct, bio-dynamically farmed parcels of fruit. Pure, with red cherry, wild spice and a complex perfume - wild strawberry, mulberry, wildflowers, pickled cherry, violets and lilac over fennel, smokey meat, moss, forest floor and cold charcoal. The dark, meaty-mineral palate is deep, silky and sumptuous, driven by fine tannin. It has good flesh and concentration, but line and focus equally and good acid balance to finish.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Mencia
Country Spain
Region Bierzo
Brand Descendientes de J. Palacios
Vintage 2015

Wines of Spain

With 2.9 million acres of land planted in wine grapes, Spain is the most widely planted wine producing nation and second largest producer in the world. Many styles of wine are produced in the country most of which are based on native grape varietals.

The two most famous regions are Rioja and Ribera del Duero for their Tempranillo production. Rioja Tempranillo (the classic) will be lighter and fresher with red fruit flavours as compared to those from Ribera del Duero that are often deep purple, higher in alcohol with more tannins and intense black fruit character. Rioja is also known for producing Garnacha (Grenache), as well as rich, nutty whites from the indigenous Viura varietal.

In the Catalonia region, Spain is recognized for making a sparkling wine in the traditional method but using native grape varieties. This is called Cava. Priorat, a subregion within Catalonia specializes in making still red blends of Garnacha, Carignan and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in a bold and full-bodied style. Together with Rioja, wines from Priorat have achieved DOCa/DOQ status signifying their quality.

Sherry is Spain’s famous fortified wine which can either be completely dry, lusciously sweet or somewhere in between. This is made in the southern region of Jerez.

Other notable Spanish wine styles include: Monastrell (AKA. Mataro/Mourvèdre), produced in the Jumilla region and refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo from north western Galacia.

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