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Descendientes de J. Palacios La Faraona El Ferrotext

Descendientes de J. Palacios La Faraona El Ferro 2015

Bierzo, Castilla-Leon, SpainLa Faraona, like Las Lamas, comes off a single, south-east facing vineyard on the highest hill of Corullon at 855 metres. The vines average 65 years of age and this unfiltered red is super scarce due to a 2-barrel production. This wine has unreal finesse from start to finish. There is all the minerality and floral highlights of Las Lamas with strawberries, stones and amazing freshness and intensity. Yet it’s the finesse that seals the deal after only 11 months in barrels. The mix is 97/3 mencía and indigenous white grapes.Tasted: 22 March 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: Descendientes De J. PalaciosDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: Mencia (Jaen)UPC: 08436559740517