Descendientes de J. Palacios (DJP)


'Las Lamas' Single Vineyard Mencía 2021


From 0.54 hectares of south-west-facing slope, 60, 90 and 100 year old patches of vines. It’s perilously steep, seeming to hang from the road’s edge (below 750 metres’ altitude).

Las Lamas has deeper soils than Moncerbal, with quite a bit of clay, granite and quartz in the typical Corullon mountain light brown and pale grey slate mineral soils. There’s about 1% of Alicante Bouchet field-blended in the Mencia, which has the longest sun exposure of the three single sites. 

Garnet spices, potash, rosehip and lilac florals on the nose. The palate is
liquorous - oozing red fruit, but has good grip and lovely run in the mouth thanks to perfectly expressed sweet grape pip tannins.