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Valtuille El Rapolao Bierzo by Bodegas Castro Ventosa 2018

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$84.99

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"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."

96+ points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, June 2020

$84.99

$509.94

Bodegas Castro Ventosa

Bierzo (Spain), Spain (Spain)

6 x 750 ml

Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


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"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."

96+ points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, June 2020

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 96
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Bodegas Castro Ventosa
Region Bierzo (Spain), Spain (Spain)
Alcohol 13.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and Fruity
Vintage 2018
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes Estaladiña, Garnacha Tintorera, Mencia, Sousão
Food Pairing Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $509.94
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