Ricardo Perez Palacios is one of the great architects of a quiet revolution that is taking place in so far quite inmovilista Bierzo region. He is the son of Chelo Palacios, of the dynasty known Palacios (Remondo) of Rioja, and in this adventure has helped his famous uncle, Alvaro Palacios, well known for its wines of Priorat.
Ricardo Perez Palacios is one of the great architects of a quiet revolution that is taking place in so far quite inmovilista Bierzo region. He is the son of Chelo Palacios, of the dynasty known Palacios (Remondo) of Rioja, and in this adventure has helped his famous uncle, Alvaro Palacios, well known for its wines of Priorat. Ricardo, 25, whom everyone knows by 'Titín' has a long experience in France, Chile and the United States, plus wine have lived since birth, and have visited a lot large producers of France along with Alvaro. The passionate commitment of the two sides Palacios Bierzo are born, not good Mencia grape wines, but the first great wines of a large area, perhaps one day the Priorat of noroeste.Parece be that the idea of Bierzo I was already at the head of Alvaro Palacios from the time that ran Spain selling barrels for wineries, and has remained hibernated until it is time and the right to start the project circumstances, once consolidated the work of a dozen years in Priorat. In fact he tells us that initially had doubt between going to develop or Priorat to Bierzo. In the end it was decided by the Priorat, and it was 10 years later when the idea resurfaced, but by Ricardo, who when visiting the area, was thrilled with it, reviving the latent ideas in the mind of Alvaro.Descendientes of J. Palacios is the name of the company that both have formed, in tribute to the father of Alvaro and grandfather of Ricardo, who died in 2000. they began developing in '99, and gradually becoming a warehouse, buying small pieces of vineyard. .. They have an old cellar, stone, in Villafranca del Bierzo, which have been completely restored, and Alvaro described as beautiful and acogedora.Ahora same have two different wines, one more basic, simply called Bierzo, and another a little more special, with the name of Corullón. Corullón is the name of the town where the vineyards are located. The other wine, Bierzo (will keep that brand is the same as the name of the name?), It is made with grapes from different plots in different terms throughout the area. In his opinion, the wines more potential come the end of Corullón. Some of the vineyards will get to know the quality of the wines they produce, like other famous vineyards such as L'Ermita in Priorat, The Coulée de Serrant in the Loire or La Landonne in Côte-Rôtie. Exhibition south, old vines, clay-calcareous schist soils ... According to Alvaro in 2001 there is a change in the line of wines, since they probably fail to do Bierzo and focus on Corullón, producing some wines from specific farms within the term Corullón. All this is still undecided, as we have all items in barrel and is not fully defined. But the quality and personality of 2001 is fascinating.