Bodegas Arzuaga Reserva 2011 750mlBodegas Arzuaga
Arzuaga Reserva is a Ribera del Duero red wine by Bodegas Arzuaga.
A coupage between Tinto Fino, Merlot and Albillo. Made from the old vines of the winery's own "La Planta" estate.
The soil of "La Planta" is clayey and rich in limestone at less than one metre underground. Poor soil and harsh Spanish weather conditions at this altitude result in scarce yields but also in very concentrated wines.
Elaboration: The harvest takes place manually at the grapes' peak ripening stage in 15-kg boxes. After passing through a sorting table, part of the grapes are de-stemmed separately and later stored in stainless steel tanks together with the rest of the grapes. They are stored there in the cold for a few days until alcoholic fermentation may begin at a temperature of 29¼ C.
Aging: 26 months in American and French 225 litre oak barrels, and 12 months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Pairing: Tapas, cheeses, meats like beef, game, pork and chicken, Stews, Paella
Style: Red wine
Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Varietal: 95% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 3% Merlot and 2% Albillo.
Note: All purchases of alcoholic beverages must be made by persons over the age of 21.