2017 Bodegas Arzuaga Tinto Crianza

Year: 2017
Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country: Spain
James Suckling: 91
Decanter: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"A red with lots of black-cherry, vanilla and dark-chocolate character. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A little hard now, but will open after a year or two." (JS)

"This is a big wine alluring aromas of cedary oak and black fruit. Ripe palate of black berries, some dark chocolate and integrated, polished oak. Long spicy finish. Classy Ribera. -DECANTER - WORLD WINE AWARDS 2020." (DM)

Winery Notes:
Florentino Arzuaga founded Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro in the early 1990’s, after purchasing La Planta estate.

La Planta estate is in the heart of Arzuaga’s extensive vineyards in Quintanilla de Onésimo. The estate, a hunting reserve & nature preserve purchased by Florentino in 1982, covers 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres/5.8 square miles). Within the estate are 150 hectares (370 acres) of prime vineyards planted with Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chardonnay, as well as the family residence, and an extensive hunting reserve home to deer, wild boar & mouflon (a wild sheep, similar to the American bighorn).

The vineyards are situated at 900 meters (2,950 feet) above sea level, planted on some of finest soils in Ribera del Duero’s “Golden Mile”. This terrain with its unique micro-climate (during the day, a sharp sunlight bathes the land, while nights are fresh and humid) and soils (mainly limestone & clay with some sand over limestone bedrock) are key ingredients that define the quality & freshness of Arzuaga’s excellent wines.

Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro also owns vineyards outside the province of Valladolid, in the town of Malagón, in Ciudad Real, where the Pago Florentino wine is produced.

The Bodega’s passionate work has turned their wines into one of the most prestigious brands within the Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin.