An opaque ruby colour. Powerful, plentiful, seductive blackberry and blackcurrant aromas including baking spices and floral qualities. Soft, silky and impressively pure, with vibrant dark berry flavours and fine-grained tannins. Surprisingly juicy and persistent with excellent saturation and clarity on the palate.
Husband and wife team Rosa and Moises both come from long lines of vineyard owners and are certainly putting their inheritance to good use - Bodegas Arrocal located in Gumiel de Mercado, in the Ribera del Duero, is a shining example of the modern winemaking era of Spain. This project began in 1999 when they took over the family vineyard and planted new plots. In 2003 they built the winery and began making their own wines. The result of this project, with all its work, effort and excitement, has been ARROCAL – their passion.
VARIETY: 100% TEMPRANILLO
VINEYARDS: Pago de Morenillos, Pago de Barrancones, in the municipality of Gumiel de Mercado.
HARVEST: Carried out manually in 16kg boxes in the first week of October, carried to the winery in 3000kg trailers.
MACERATION: 20 days at a temperature controlled using water showers.
AGEING: 6 months in barrels of French (80%) and American (20%) oak.
BARREL TOASTING: Medium and medium plus toasting.
BOTTLING: 1 bottling a year.
HARVEST SIZE: 100,000 bottles a year.
WINEMAKING DIRECTOR: Isaac Fernández Montaña.
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