Villa de Corullón 2016 | Descendientes de José Palacios
From 8.6 hectares located exclusively in the municipality of Corullón. Located on very steep slopes and at an altitude of 500 to 950 meters above sea level. Soil with slate rocks.
De-stemmed. Fermentation for approximately one month in open wooden vats with punching down. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in wooden vats.
COLOR: cereza, borde granate
AROMA: equilibrado, complejo, fruta madura, especiado, mineral
BOCA: estructurado, sabroso, taninos maduros, equilibrado, persistente, buena acidez
The village wine 2016 Corullón (which might carry the new category "Vino de Villa" for the 2017 vintage if it's approved by the EU soon enough) was hitting on all cylinders when I tasted it. It had a very clean nose, elegant, insinuating, ethereal, perfumed and subtle, without a trace of excess in any direction. It took time to unfurl its notes of violets, wild herbs and spices. The palate had terrific balance, very refined tannins and subtle, integrated acidity with subdued minerality and a long, dry and almost salty finish. This has to be among the best years for Corullón. There are 20,355 bottles and some larger (and smaller) formats. It was bottled in June 2018.