La Cova de Raposa 2019 93+WA
$74.99 on 4+ mix & match ok (code 4saves5)
Grapes: 85% Mencía, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 5% other
Vineyard: From a south facing 0.2 hectare parcel on sandy soil at the top the vineyard slope 580m asl.
Vine Age: 100+ years old
From a south facing 0.2 hectare parcel on sandy soil at the top of La Cova de la Raposa vineyard. It has 100 year old + vines and very low yields, some plants only produce two bunches.
93+ pts 2021 Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez)
The south-facing and sunny 2019 Valtuille La Cova de la Raposa is always the first plot to be harvested, and the wine has a juicier and riper personality. This has more concentration and more tannin and is not as expressive on the nose as the 2018; it feels a bit more serious and backward and should repay some extra time in bottle. 1,100 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2021, after one year in two 500-liter oak barrels.