White Wine Lapola 2017

White wine from Ribeira Sacra made from native grapes. Aged for 11 months in oak barrels and concrete tanks, and for 18 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 11 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Albariño, Doña White, Godello,
Wineries: Dominio do Bibei
P 93 ñ 93 94 94

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Born in the DO Ribeira Sacra, a region famous for its characterful red wines, Lapola is a very interesting Spanish white wine produced by Dominio do Bibei.

A blend of the indigenous varieties Godello (80%), Albariño (15%) and Doña Blanca (5%), the grapes come from young and centenary vines planted in plots with different sun exposures. The vineyards are located at altitudes between 400 and 750 metres above sea level.

Manually harvested in little, 10-kilogram boxes, the grapes were selected at the vineyard and in the cellar.

Fermentation took place in 60% used oak barrels, and 40% old oak vats and egg-shaped concrete tanks. After 15 days resting on its lees, and without undergoing malolactic fermentation, 85% of this white wine from Ribeira Sacra was aged for 11 months in French, Austrian and German oak barrels, while the rest was aged in the concrete tanks. Then Lapola 2017 was aged for 18 months in the bottle.

This Galician white wine was not fined before its bottling. Decant or aerate 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The white wine Lapola has a bright, straw yellow colour with some greyish tinges and some golden glints.

Nose

Intriguing and complex, Lapola from Ribeira Sacra shows an admirable aromatic balance. White flowers, yellow fruit, delicate toasted notes, touches of sweet spices, notions of wet earth, bitter herbs and a mineral, flint-like background.

Palate

Rich notes of white fruit and citrus, nuanced by enticing notions of honey, baked apples, wormwood, aromatic herbs, and wet leaves. There is an underlying layer of toast, and some salty touches and spices. This Crianza white wine of the Dominio do Bibei winery has a long, slightly bitter finish.

Our personal opinion

A confidential, terroir-oriented wine with real potential for improvement, Lapola 2017 proves that Ribeira Sacra is a land of great white wines too.

OTHER VINTAGES

Lapola 2016:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 92.

Lapola 2014:

Godello, Albariño, Doña Blanca, Loureiro and Torrontés. Enterwine 94. Parker 92.

Lapola 2012:

Peñín 92.

Year 2017
Type White
D.O. Ribeira Sacra
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 11
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Godello 80%, Albariño 15%, Doña Blanca 5%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Caviar, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oysters, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
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