Produced by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro, this Spanish red wine is made from the oldest vines in the La Planta estate.
The grapes underwent an extremely careful selection process. Once in the cellar, they were destemmed, and then macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Then the wine was transferred into half French and half American oak barrels, where the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 16 months.
Drink this red wine from Ribera del Duero over the next 5-7 years.
Decant Arzuaga Crianza 2016 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Arzuaga Crianza has a nice cherry colour with some purple tinges.
A purebred Ribera del Duero, this blend of Tempranillo & Cab. Sauvignon exhibits some mineral and earthy nuances, combined with aromas of ripe and red fruit, a layer of dry earth and remembrances of spices, fine wood and balsam.
Very gentle, with a sort of elegant austerity and a savoury, smooth passage through the palate. This wine by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro is reminiscent of wild berries, with creamy nuances of wood and spices, and some hints of cigars, aromatic herbs and roasted coffee. A Crianza red wine with a fresh acidity, ripe tannins and a long, toasted finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The presence of Cabernet Suavignon gives an extra layer of complexity to Arzuaga Crianza 2016. Simply impeccable.
Arzuaga Crianza 2015:
Enterwine 91. James Suckling 90.
Arzuaga Crianza 2014:
Enterwine 91. Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2017 & Concours Mondial Bruxelles. Silver Medal - Decanter WWA & International Wine Awards 2017.
Arzuaga Crianza 2013:
Arzuaga Crianza 2012:
Blend of Tinta Fina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Old school Ribera. It is somewhat austere and earthy, nicely inquisitorial and deeply Castilian.
I learned to love wine with wines like this one. First love is the deepest.
This is an old-school Spanish wine. Earthy, restrained and quite deep. I perceive many remembrances of charcoal, earth and spices here. Fruit is excellent. Good pairing with game recipes.