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Moncerbal, Descendientes de J. Palacios 2019

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RegionSpain
SubregionBierzo
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Spain2019Moncerbal, Descendientes de J. Palacios

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BT3 \ 339980.001298 LG39108.88888898.0098.00Moncerbal, Descendientes de J. Palacios0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Moncerbal is a "vino de paraje," produced with grapes (mostly Mencía but also 4% white grapes) from different plots that totaled 1.51 hectares in the same zone of the village of Corullón. It fermented with some full clusters and indigenous yeasts in oak vats for 46 days and matured in oak barrels and foudres for 11 months. It's one of the lower-alcohol wines (together with the Corullón) at 13.5% alcohol. This is super aromatic and floral, with notes of violets and also white flowers and even a citrus touch. This is the showier wine of the 2019s—textured, long and gentle, with a great finish. It has changing aromas and flavors, mixing flowers, herbs, berries, earth and even a lactic touch sometimes. It should develop further complexity in bottle. This is a great vintage for Moncerbal, keeping the freshness and poise of the 2018 in a warmer year. They use less and less new oak barrels, contrary to what they thought they'd need with the new winery. 3,488 bottles, 101 magnums and some larger formats were produced in 2019.

98
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, January 2022
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