César Márquez El Rapolao 2018
El Rapolao es un tinto berciano elaborado principalmente con Mencía de viñedos ubicados en la finca que da nombre al vino, situados en Valtuille de Abajo. Concentrado, expresivo y fresco, esta añada ha obtenido 94+ Parker.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2018 El Rapolao was produced with the grapes from the adjacent plot to the one from Castro Ventosa. It has maybe 5% white grapes and a faint reductive character—a flinty or gun powder note, turning into sesame seeds á la Coche-Dury with time—that the vineyard can have, with a lot less alcohol (13%) and is lighter and more ethereal and elegant. This is floral, clean and fresh, fulfilling the fresher and more elegant style of the 2018s. It follows the style of 2016, perhaps with a touch more depth and complexity, and it is more elegant, with more refined tannins and a chalky sensation. 984 bottles were filled in December 2019.