César Márquez "El Rapolao" 2017


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  • Variety: 100% Mencia.

    Appearance: Clean, medium violet.

    Nose: Clean. Very aromatic and subtle, with nuances, elegant and very changing in the glass. There is a trace of oak adding some spices and smoke.

    Palate: Dry, medium-light in body. The palate revealed some fine grained tannins and good balance.

    Vinification: Organic, non-certified. Vines are 100-120 years old from from the farm El Rapolao, the freshest plot in the Valtuille area of Bierzo, located on clay soils with small amounts of organic matter. César Márquez Pérez, nephew of renowned oenologist from El Bierzo, Raul Pérez, made his first wines on his own. He shares this farm with Raul Pérez himself. After the manual harvest, and already in the winery, the whole bunches ferment in open barrels with native yeasts. Once the fermentation has finished, it is aged for 12 months in 500-liter French oak barrels. Only 2 barrels aka 300 bottles produced.

    Recommended Food Pairing: Perfect for a classic roasted chicken. If you like Burgundy, specifically Nuit Saint Georges, this wine would be perfect.