Arcos de Miguel
A characterful grape native to the Spanish Levant, long-forgotten and now recovered.
The red variety Arcos produces medium-sized, compact grape bunches with bluish-black berries that are round, small and thin-skinned.
Since it is a late-budding variety, Arcos is not usually affected by spring frosts. It is resistant to mildew and oidium, although late-season rainfalls can eventually cause bunch rot. A low-yielding variety, it is resistant to drought, and quite vigorous when grown in fertile soils.
Cherry-coloured, the Arcos de Miguel red wines have some characteristic aromas, a light palate, a medium acidity, and a medium-high alcohol content. Despite they are usually varietal wines, sometimes the Arcos variety is blended with Tempranillo or Cabernet Sauvignon.