Type of Wine: Red
Main grape variety: Tempranillo
Bodega: Arzuaga Navarro
Ribera wine ideal to take with meats, red meat, pork, and especially roasts and stews. Serve at 17ºC. Awards: Gold Medal CINVE 2011 (Spain), Gold Medal VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2013 (France), Gold Medal 2013 BACCHUS (Spain), Silver Medal 2013 DECANTER LONDON (United Kingdom).
Arzuaga Reserva is a red wine made from the grape varieties 95% Tinto Fino and 5% and Merlot, from the oldest vines of the La Planta, in D.O. Ribera del Duero. The farm is located about 900 m on clay-limestone soils with limestone bedrock within one meter of the surface. Traditionally cultivated vineyards. Vintage hand in its optimum ripeness in boxes of 9 kg bunches pass through the sorting table and then destemmed and hatch in small stainless steel tanks, stay 25 days in cold maceration, slow fermentation with about 30ºC. Then perform malolactic fermentation during 20 days and are stabilized by cooling at 5°C. naturala Aged for 18 months in French oak and American oak until bottling in July. Alcohol: 13.7% vol. Tasting Notes: Cherry color with violet hues. In complex nose with aromas of macerated fruit and red berries. Tasty and fresh on the palate, with ripe tannins, wood and spicy nuances. Long aftertaste, smooth and compact.
The Guide Wine, The Wine Advocate has tasted this wine and gave 90 points Parker. "The 2011 Arzuaga Reserva has 5% of Merlot and Albillo, to complement the majority of Tempranillo. It has some notes of ink, shoe polish and licorice, and the fruit seems ripe and dark. The palate is juicy and ripe, with abundant, slightly drying tannins. 38,000 bottles. Drink from 2015 to 2019".
Arzuaga Navarro are some wineries in the Ribera del Duero, a relatively recent creation. Arise in the 90s, when Florentino Arzuaga, buy the farm "La Planta" of 1400 hectares, in the village of Quitanilla Onesimus, about 35 km from Valladolid. Years later, he decided to plant on the farm 140 hectares of vineyards, 800 meters, in an area of limestone and rocky soils, grape varieties Tinta Fina in the majority, along with other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot well adapted to the area. In the municipality of Malagón (Ciudad Real) acquires the property "Pago Florentino". They produce wines in a rustic facilities, built of solid stone, and some monastic evocation, equipped with cutting-edge technology. In recent years it has incorparado the wine, with the construction of a hotel and spa, which collects a wide range of leisure activities around the world of wine.