Arzuaga, Gran Reserva, 2016
695,00 kr. inc. vat
Only 5 left in stock
|Dimensions||7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm|
95% Tempranillo, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
|Bottles per case||
Arzuaga Gran Reserva is a top-tier red wine produced by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro, located in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. This wine represents the pinnacle of their production, showcasing the best grapes from the oldest vines and the utmost attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery.
The term "Gran Reserva" is a Spanish aging designation, indicating that the wine has been aged for a significant period before release. In Ribera del Duero, for a red wine to carry the Gran Reserva label, it must be aged for a minimum of five years, with at least two years in oak and two and a half years in the bottle.
Arzuaga Gran Reserva is typically produced from a blend of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), the dominant grape in Ribera del Duero, with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The grapes are sourced from some of the oldest vines on the estate, which typically yield more concentrated and complex fruit.
In terms of its profile, Arzuaga Gran Reserva is known for its power, depth, and complexity. It presents a deep, dark ruby color. On the nose, a complex array of aromas, including dark fruits like blackberries and cherries, layers of spice, toasted oak, and hints of cocoa, tobacco, or leather – a reflection of the extended aging process. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and rich, with ripe, concentrated fruit flavors, balanced by well-integrated tannins and a refreshing acidity. The finish is long and elegant, with lingering flavors that reflect the wine's aromatic complexity.
Arzuaga Gran Reserva pairs well with a variety of rich, hearty dishes, including red meats, game, and mature cheeses. It also has excellent cellaring potential, with the capacity to evolve and gain further complexity over many years if stored under the right conditions.