Raposo Tempranillo


In this wine, Sandra wanted to pay homage to the people of Villabuena de Álava where she is originally from. The vineyards are located at 500m altitude within the valley of the Rivas de Tereso. A blend of Tempranillo and a small amount of Graciano the wine is fermented and aged in large foudres. No fining or filtering.

93 points
"Raposo comes from two parcels in Villabuena, aged 50 and 100 years old. Combining Tempranillo with 3% Graciano, it has aromas of sage and oregano, plenty of density and concentration, plum and blueberry fruit, tangy acidity and savoury tannins. 2024-30"
Tim Atkin ,
2023 Rioja Report
92 points
"Sandra Bravo’s Raposo bottling is her is made almost entirely from Tempranillo, with a small amount of Graciano included in the blend. The wine is fermented and aged in old foudres and the 2020 version comes in at 13.5 percent alcohol in this vintage. The lovely young bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of black raspberries, a touch of spiced meats, orange peel, cigar wrapper, stony minerality, celery seed, cloves and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep,full-bodied, young and structured, with a fine core of fruit, excellent mineral undertow, firm, chewy tannins and a long, balanced and nascently complex finish. This will demand plenty of cellaring before it has softened up enough to drink with generosity, but it is going to be a lovely wine in due course. 2033-2065+"
John Gilman,
View from the Cellar

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National Portfolio
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