Arcos de Miguel

Arcos de Miguel

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A characterful grape native to the Spanish Levant, long-forgotten and now recovered.

The Arcos de Miguel variety is a red grape indigenous to the regions of Valencia and Alicante, currently in the process of being recovered for wine production. 

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

The Arcos de Miguel variety is also known as Juan Ibáñez, Concejón and Moristel.