César Marquez El Rapolao 2019
César Marquez El Rapolao 2019, D.O.Bierzo, Spanien
85% Mencía, 7% Alicante Bouschet, 5% weisse Trauben und andere,
aus 5 Lagen aus über 100 jährigen Anlagen. Zwischen 460-750 Meereshöhe.
Spontangärung 50% full cluster Fermentierung, einzeln ausgebaut!
12 Monate in 225-400-600 Liter Fässern,
Parker 95 P
13% Alc. Enthhält Sulfite
Luis Gutiérrez für Wine Advocate
"The 2019 El Rapolao is now a Vino de Paraje like the Pico Ferreira and Sufreiral from this vintage. It was produced with the grapes from a slow-ripening plot in the cru, the last to be harvested from the west-facing and slightly north-looking vineyard, but the wine retains a lot of freshness. It's always a little reductive, has moderate alcohol (all of the reds from 2019 and 2020 are below 13.5% alcohol) and is nicely textured with very fine tannins. It matured in 500- and 600-liter oak barrels (he introduced used 600-liter barrels in 2019, and in 2021 or 2022 he'll use 1,200-liter oak foudres), all well-seasoned and at least fourth use. It's floral and open, expressive and balanced. 1,200 bottles produced."
Luis Gutiérrez for Wine advocate