Vagüera is a single 0.5 ha parcel of mixed vines located at 900–950 meters above sea level just outside the border of Toro in the village of El Maderal. Alvar purchased this site in 2009 when it was somewhat run down, as it had not been worked since 2006. There is a bewildering array of varieties planted here dating back to 1921. It is mostly Doña Blanca and Albillo in its various guises: Albillo Real, Albillo Rojo and Albillo Negro. Other recognizable varieties include: several types of Moscatel, Godello, Verdejo, Palomino and Malvasia. The remainder have yet to be identified – but at this point, isn’t it academic? Vagüera Cuvée Rapadal (before 2015, released as just Vagüera) is a field blend from this site. Harvested by hand on the same day, whole clusters are gently pressed and co-fermented by indigenous yeasts in a single, neutral 350L French oak barrel.