Red Wine Arzuaga Reserva 2016

Reserva red wine from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Fino, Merlot and Albillo aged for 26 months in French oak barrels.
Reserva. 26 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tinto Fino,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This exquisite Spanish red wine is produced by Bodega Arzuaga Navarro, a winery founded in the mid 90s at the heart of the DO Ribera del Duero.

A high-end wine, Arzuaga Reserva is produced from grapevines coming from a single estate, Finca La Planta, at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of clay and limestone.

The main ingredient of this red wine from Ribera del Duero is Tinto Fino, nuanced by touches of Merlot and Albillo, a white variety indigenous to the region.

Harvested by hand and carefully selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were partially destemmed, cold-macerated and slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then this Reserva red wine was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 26 months.

Decant Arzuaga Reserva 2015 1 hour before drinking.

18,500 bottles produced.

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The red wine Arzuaga Reserva has an intense, clean, bright cherry colour with a crimson rim.


Intense, deep and complex, though a bit shy at the beginning. This Reserva from Ribera del Duero needs some time to open up, after which it conveys a deep sense of terroir, nicely balanced by the ageing notes. The aromas of spices, flowers, toast and Havanna parade in an understated manner, underlying a solid core of black fruit and earth, which points to a first-rate terroir.


Elegant and fresh, this wine by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro is serious and dignified, with a smooth body and a crisp, stimulating acidity. Characterstic and very well-defined, with a character much of its own. Long finish with some spicy and balsamic remembrances over a deeply mineral background.

Our personal opinion

One of Ribera del Duero's modern classics, Arzuaga Reserva 2015 is a wine born to match with substantial meat dishes, particularly game.


Arzuaga Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 90. La Guía de los Vinos Gourmet 96. Peñín 92. Parker 90. Andreas Larsson 90. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018 - Silver Medal.

Arzuaga Reserva 2010:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Guía Gourmets 95. Silver Medal - Tempranillos al Mundo.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 26
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Tinto Fino 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Merlot 1%.
Pairings Blue cheeses, bluefish, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
2 Reviews
reserve arzuaga
Absolutely wonderful with game dishes. The palate is earthy and grainy, with a note of chocolate and herbs. Solid wine.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
reserva arzuaga
The old Ribera del Duero. Very deep, with great precision, always that melancholic Ribera note, plus a dense earthy layer and a tip of spices and dark fruit.
Review by (Posted on 9 November 2017)
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