Arrocal Blanco de Guarda

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Appellation
Ribera del Duero D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Albillo Mayor, 20 years old vines
Altitude/Soil
934 meters / Limestone - stony
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Harvest
Hand harvested in 16 Kg boxes
Production
Fermented with native microbes in stainless steel tanks for 15 days
Aging
Aged for 12 months French oak barrels and futher 1 year aging in bottle before release
Suggested Retail Price
43
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Arrocal Blanco de Guarda 2020
90 (VfC)
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90 View from the Cellar The 2020 Blanca de Guarda from Bodegas Arrocal is made entirely Albillo Mayor, with the wine aged for one year in French oak barrels prior to bottling. It offers up a lovely nose of lemon, pear, beeswax, salty soil tones, a touch of honeysuckle and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, and still fairly primary in personality, with a lovely core of fruit, sound framing acids and lovely length and grip on the well-balanced finish. This is already quite tasty but seems like even more complexity will emerge with a year or two’s worth of bottle age. 2023- 2030.
John Gilman - Issue #103 January/February 2023.
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Arrocal Blanco de Guarda 2021
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