Arzuaga, Gran Reserva, 2016

695,00 DKK inc. vat

Only 5 left in stock

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Weight 1,3 kg
Dimensions 7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm
James Suckling

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Grape blend

95% Tempranillo, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot

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Arzuaga Winery

Arzuaga Winery, a family-owned gem, is located in Valladolid, at the heart of the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin. The winery's vineyards are found in La Planta, an estate belonging to the Arzuaga family in Quintanilla de Onésimo. This location is a haven for vine-growing, providing the perfect balance of sun and moisture that allows the grapes to ripen to perfection. Arzuaga wines are crafted based on three key premises: the soil, the climate, and the orientation of the vineyards. The soil, rich and fertile, provides a strong foundation for the vines. The climate, with its generous sun and adequate moisture, ensures the grapes mature perfectly. The orientation of the vineyards is carefully considered, maximizing the exposure to the sun and optimizing the growth of the vines. The Arzuaga family's commitment to these premises results in wines that are a true reflection of their terroir. Each bottle of Arzuaga wine brings forth the flavours and aromas unique to the Ribera del Duero region, making it a delightful experience for wine connoisseurs.

Arzuaga, Gran Reserva, 2016

Produced in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain, Arzuaga Gran Reserva is a red wine that exemplifies the meticulous craftsmanship of Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro. This wine is a product of the finest grapes from the most mature vines, indicating the producer's commitment to quality.

As a Gran Reserva, this wine is subject to Spain's rigorous aging requirements. This designation implies that the wine has been matured for a considerable period before it is released. A red wine from the Ribera del Duero region must be aged for at least five years, with a minimum of two years in oak barrels and two and a half years in the bottle, to earn the Gran Reserva label.

The Arzuaga Gran Reserva is primarily composed of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), the principal grape in Ribera del Duero, complemented by a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These grapes are harvested from some of the estate's oldest vines, resulting in a more intense and intricate fruit.

Arzuaga Gran Reserva is distinguished by its intensity, depth, and intricacy. The wine shows a deep, dark ruby hue. Dark fruits such as blackberries and cherries, along with layers of spice, toasted oak, and hints of cocoa, tobacco, or leather, contribute to a complex bouquet of aromas. The wine is rich and full-bodied on the palate, featuring ripe, concentrated fruit flavors balanced by well-integrated tannins and a refreshing acidity. The finish is lengthy and sophisticated, with enduring flavors that echo the wine's aromatic complexity.

Arzuaga Gran Reserva complements a range of robust, hearty meals, including red meats, game, and mature cheeses. Additionally, it possesses remarkable cellaring potential, with the ability to develop and gain additional complexity over many years when stored under optimal conditions.

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