Wine Arzuaga Navarro, "Gran Arzuaga", 2011
Reviews of purchase Arzuaga Navarro, "Gran Arzuaga", 2011
Wine cherry red color with a high gloss and purple fringing. Looks very beautiful and deep wine.
The taste of wine is strong, enveloping, juicy and very durable. Strong tannins accompanied by shades of ripe fruit and subtle notes of tobacco. Easy tartness initially hides extraordinary quality and taste terrific potential.
The rich palette of shades in the aroma of wine captures the senses. At the start, the tone of ripe red berries combined with notes of cedar and tobacco. Then there are notes of cocoa and meadow flowers in a cloud of specific flavors inherent in this terroir. Framing the bouquet are unique floral nuances.
Wine is recommended to submit to the traditional local cuisine, such as suckling lamb - roasted or in a kebab on a bed of vine. Also ideal for wine stew with mushrooms, or more complex stews, such as venison stew with bitter chocolate, which exhibit a complex structure of the wine.
Wine "Gran Arzuaga", 2008 is unique, because it blended together with the dominant grape variety Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon is present share a small part of the local varieties Albilo, which is grown in the century-old vines on the unique soils of red clay and fine sand with pebbles on the surface . The first two varieties come from the estate "La Planta", calcareous soils which are considered not suitable for growing grapes. Yields of both sections is low, and the vegetative cycle is very long, so the grapes ripen fully and is characterized by an exceptional balance. The grapes are harvested by hand, carefully transported to the winery, where the strict selection and desteblirovanie. Then, a maceration wooden vats for several days at a temperature of 16 ° C. Standard fermentation at 32 ° C with daily pizhazhem takes 19 days, after which the "Grand Arzuaga" passes malolactic fermentation and aged in new barrels of French fine-grained wood of the elite forests Bertrange and Chatillon for 20 months.
Wine "Gran Arzuaga" won the silver medal at the competition "Bacchus" and a bronze medal at the competition "Decanter". A wine expert "Guia Penin" in 2012 recognized the vintage 2008 one of the best Spanish wines among 10,000 applicants.
Arzuaga Navarro family in 1987 acquired a vast estate of 140 hectares. Part of the vineyard is located in the vicinity of the estate, and some - in the hunting grounds of La Planta. Here, the owner of Florentino Navarro contains Reserve, home to deer, elk and wild boar. That love for animals was the basis of the company's logo.
Arzuaga Navarro Winery is located in the south of the Ribera del Duero and rises 100 meters above the river, so the grapes ripen here earlier and more evenly than other farms in the region. Excellent quality grapes, tireless care of the owner of the company and a passion for winemaking, which brings Florentino in production, wine Arzuaga Navarro made one of the best in the region.