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Valtuille Rapolao, Bodegas Castro Ventosa 2018

RegionSpain
SubregionBierzo
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMencia

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Valtuille El Rapolao, like the rest of the single-vineyard wines, has not been bottled separately since 2015. This comes from the coolest paraje of Valtuille, as it gets the sun for one full hour after the rest of vineyards of the village. This was harvested early and matured exclusively in 500-liter oak barrels; it has lower alcohol and is more elegant than the 2014 and 2015. This was a little closed at first and needed some time in the glass to open up. It's a more floral and refined version of Villegas, with more layers, more depth and complexity. There's no rusticity here, which was in the character of the 2014 and 2015. Impressive! 1,700 bottles were filled in May 2020. Drink 2020 - 2028.

96+
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (249), June 2020
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