Arrocal Blanco de Guarda

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Ribera del Duero D.O.
100% Albillo Mayor, 20 years old vines
934 meters / Limestone - stony
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Hand harvested in 16 Kg boxes
Fermented with native microbes in stainless steel tanks for 15 days
Aged for 12 months French oak barrels and futher 1 year aging in bottle before release
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Wine Name
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
92 (VfC)
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92 View from the Cellar The Blanca de Guarda bottling from Bodegas Arrocal is made from the Albillo Mayor grape, with the wine aged for one year in French oak barrels during its élevage. The 2021 version comes in at an even thirteen percent octane and delivers a classy and refined bouquet of ripe pear, clementine, a nice touch of beeswax, a fine base of salty soil, gentle notes of hazelnut, lemon peel, vanillin oak and a musky floral topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, focused and full-bodied, with fine depth in the mid-palate, good soil inflection and grip, a lovely framework of acidity and a long, complex and impeccably balanced finish. This is really a lovely bottle and as good an example of white wine as I have ever tasted from Ribera de Duero! 2024-2035.
John Gilman; Issue 109, January – February 2024
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