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Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte
Bodegas Arzuaga
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

The grapes come from organic crops and are harvested from the "Valdesardon" farm, owned by the Arzuaga Navarro family, which is the westernmost vineyard of the Ribera del Duero DO, located at an altitude of 800 meters in the village of Olivares de Duero. Clay-limestone soil on a hillside that will mark the characteristics of the wine.

The wine is of medium high intensity in color, a clear and bright cherry with purple flashes. An array of red fruits such as raspberry and cherry predominates with a high aromatic intensity, combining with balsamic tones, coffee and roasted notes coming from the aging in oak barrels without being overwhelming. This is a fresh and elegant wine, with an easy and balanced entry into the mouth followed by juicy and chewy sensations. Slightly sweet and toasted notes, and a pleasant and balanced aftertaste that is reminiscent of the fruity aromas on the nose.

Specifications
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Tempranillo
Age of vines
Average 15 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
Clay & Limestone
Vinification
Harvest by Hand.
100% destemmed, then the berries are selected on a sorting table.
Alcoholic fermentation in tank with regular punch downs (pigeage), then the wine is transferred to French Oak barrels (Medium Toast) for 12 months where the ML fermentation is carried out.
The wine is slightly filtered before bottling.
Then the wine is aged for 14 months in the bottle before release to make sure the wine is ready, the oak is integrated and the tannins are rounder.
Residual Sugar : 1.85 g/L
Total Acidity : 4.85 g/L
Production
755 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Ideal companion for red meat, white meat, game and game, roasted or in sauce. Blue fish and soft cheeses.

Reviews and News

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - Gold Medal - Concours Bruxelles

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - Gold Medal - Concours Bruxelles

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- GOLD MEDAL - Brussels Competition 2022

 

 

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - 92 PTS - WE

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"This wine has aromas of black currant and anisette. It has juicy flavors of cherry and pomegranate accompanied by notes of dark,chocolate, caramel and mint. Sturdy tannins stick around into a caramel-tinged finish. - Mike DESIMONE"

 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (January 2023), 92 pts

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - 92 PTS - Penin

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - 92 PTS - Penin

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"Intense cherry color. Aromas of dried herbs, creamy oak, black fruits and lactic notes. In the mouth, ripe fruits, spices, fine tannins, full-bodied."

- Penin 2022, 92 pts

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - 88 PTS - Bronze Medal - DWWA

2020 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Laderas del Norte - 88 PTS - Bronze Medal - DWWA

decanter bronze 2022"Intense spicy aromas with black fruits and dried herbs. Well-structured, open, oaky, incomplex but stylish with a long finish."

 

- Decanter World Wine Awards 2022, 88 pts - BRONZE Medal

 

Producer Information: Bodegas Arzuaga

Florentino Arzuaga founded Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro in the early 1990’s, after purchasing La Planta estate.

La Planta estate is in the heart of Arzuaga’s extensive vineyards in Quintanilla de Onésimo. The estate, ...
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