Arrocal

"an excellent wine for its price point...and should age very nicely indeed." —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Appellation
Ribera del Duero D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Tinto Fino, from vines between 10-30 years old, including the single Morenillos and Barrancones vineyards
Altitude/Soil
850 meters / alluvial sand, clay and pebbles
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Harvest
Hand harvested fruit
Production
Destemmed grapes were fermented with native microbes in stainless steel tanks for 10 days with skins
Aging
Aged for 8 months in a combination of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels, all used
Suggested Retail Price
$19
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Arrocal 2017
90 (W&S) *** (WP)
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90 Wine & Spirits Magazine This fresh, vibrant 2017 stood above all the other wines we tasted from the vintage, a season marked by a fierce April frost and a hot, arid summer. With crops diminished, sometimes radically, producers may be releasing less young wine, or lesser young wine. This is a greater young wine: Bright, spicy and solidly built, its dark aromas shift into juicy flavors emboldened by alcohol. It’s clean, bulky and rich.
Best Buy - June 2019
*** The Washington Post Score: *** Stars (EXCEPTIONAL)
Ribera del Duero produces some terrific red wines from the tempranillo grape. Arrocal is spicy and meaty, with notes of tobacco and blueberry and a satisfying, long finish.
August 2019
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Arrocal 2018
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