Dominio do Bibei 2017 Lapola

Regular price £24
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Ribeira Sacra feels like the edge of the world for wine. Vertiginous, rocky slopes reach up into the Atlantic fog, and just driving a Land Rover up here can be a terrifying challenge. Dominio do Bibei are one of a handful of pioneering producers bringing these amazing wines to a wider audience. Their vineyards are steeply terraced and at altitudes of up to 670m. There is little topsoil; the vines have to fight their way down through the rocky slate. Lapola is a blend of Godello, Doña Blanca and Albariño planted between 300 and 800m altitude. The vines are a very wide mix of ages, from 6 to 100 years old, and the grapes are fermented separately according to their variety and location. The resulting blend is stunningly complex, with wonderful energy.

Light honeysuckle nose. Great tension and layers. Really well put together. Long. Good value.

17 points

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 25/02/2020

Separate fermentation by variety, soils, elevation and aspect, in 600-litre French and Austrian oak barrels. Aged in large barrels, then in concrete eggs. Unfined and unfiltered.

Wine Lapola
Producer Dominio do Bibei
Vintage 2017
Style White
Blend 75% Godello, 20% Albariño, 5% Doña Blanca
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Ribeira Sacra
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 13.5%
Size 75cl

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