Palacios La Faraona 2017

16-18°CRegion: BierzoSpain

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
880 JD

The Palacios project was set apart from the others for various reasons: it actively searched for old vines located in steep slopes at high altitude in the vicinity of Corullón and applied vinification techniques that were less focused on extraction and more on highlighting terroir personality. Additionally, Ricardo is one of the first producers in Spain to farm his own vineyards following biodynamic principles.

With its monastic past, its location right in the heart of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James), and a considerable amount of old vines perched on steep slopes, the Bierzo area must have felt like a small Atlantic Priorat to Álvaro Palacios. It has all the ingredients to produce Burgundy-style wines.

One of Spain’s finest wines and certainly Bierzo’s most extraordinary. In the words of the winemaker, "it is intriguing and supernatural". The high elevation (975 meters) single vineyard that gives us this wine lies on a fault line where the earth’s magma talked to the sky. That may be the reason why the vines seem to be blessed with a thrilling energy and produce magic and wonder.

Tasting Notes

Herbal, elegant and balanced! The 2017 La Faraona is precise and harmonious. Notes of dry leaves and black tea on the nose and delivers refined tannins with a spicy finish.

Food Pairing

Beef, Chicken, Duck, Mild Cheeses, and Root Vegetable dishes.


2017 Robert Parker 98 Points, James Suckling 98 Points.

Grape Variety: Mencia

Country: Bierzo - Spain


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