|Production||1,200 - 1,300 bottles|
£40.90/ 0.75 L btl
The Rapolao from Dominio de Anza is one of those wines which justifiably rests on its own laurels, conveying its vitality with every sip. It’s floral, with a complex aromatic array, elegant and showing great purity. Compared with the neighbouring wines from this exceptional site, this Diego Magaña one proves rather more juicy.
Ratings and awards
|2019||95 PK||95 PN|
|2018||96+ PK||94 PN|
|2017||95-96 PK||95 PN|
|2015||95 PK||92 PN||93 DC|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Merece a pena ser repetido.
Color rojo picota. Aromas frutales en la nariz. Buena textura y frescor, elegante en la boca, frutado y equilibrado con la madera y con una acidez controlada.
The amount of destemmed grapes or bunches with stalks will vary depending on the vintage year. In warmer years, Diego reduces the usage of stalks whereas in cooler ones he uses more pure whole grapes to gain structure.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
Rapolao is a special site located in the coolest area of the town of Valtuille de Abajo, situated at an altitude of 500 metres and facing northwest. The vines, grown in bush form, are primarily of the Mencía variety, with small amounts of Estaladiña, Garnacha Tintorera and Sousón. The deep soils are a combination of stones and iron-rich red clay, and the grapes ripen late, enabling them to soak up aromas from the woods which surround the vineyards, and result in highly perfumed wines that have delicate tannins.
|Climate||Continental with Atlantic influence|