Raposo Tempranillo

2016

Raposo is the Tempranillo from Villabuena, aged in large oak barrels. Crunchy brambles and red cherry fruit segue into a palate that’s savory, dense and serious with the potential to age.

93 points
" Plenty of spicy saffron and clove aromas hover over ripe red plums and mulberries. The palate has nice fruit-focus and depth with good tannin-weight and detail. Drink or hold."
James Suckling,
91 points
"There is a new red from the village of Villabuena de Álava, a warmer place that tends to deliver more Mediterranean wines than the cooler Rivas de Tereso, and the wines are gentler and rounder, with a touch of aromatic herbs. The 2016 Raposo is the first vintage produced from some old plots planted with old vines, Tempranillo with intense flavors (the old vines have other grapes, but they represent a very small percentage) fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 3,000-liter oak vats for some 12 months. 6,525 bottles were filled in November 2017."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, June 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB2010-16
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Tempranillo
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic