Arzuaga Reserva Especial is produced from grapes from century-old vines grown traditionally in chalky clay soil. These special characteristics result in very low yield per hectare. High intensity, intense purple red with cardinal hues. Great aromatic complexity with high initial intensity with very fine aromas dominated by fruity tones that gradually merge with the spices, tobacco and caramel typical of the aging as well as with balsamic and mineral touches. Very fine and complex aromas that evolve throughout the tasting. Fleshy, creamy and unctuous wine. With a characteristic freshness that makes us recall the previously detected fruity tones in the aftertaste.
Located in Valladolid, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero DO, the Arzuaga Winery has 210 hectares of vineyard planted to Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 80% of the vineyards are more than 20 years old and the unique climate here – sunshine and clear skies during the day with cool, damp evenings – allows the grapes to ripen slowly, producing healthy fruit with plenty of colour, sugars and aromatic acidity. At Arzuaga’s vineyards, the natural flora and fauna coexist with the vines – pines, holm oaks and savin juniper grow alongside the grapes, whilst wild boars and red deer are left to roam the land. The coexistence highlights the love the Arzuaga family feel for the natural world. The family’s efforts in the vineyard and winery have earned them a fine reputation for producing quality wines from Ribera del Duero.