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Viña Arnaiz Gran Reserva

Haza, Burgos, 1999
Tipo de vino: Red Wine
Grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tinta del País


Tasting notes
 

Viña Arnáiz Gran Reserva is a sweet cherry red color wine with high intensity, with beautiful violet rim, that denotes a long and control maceration. It is appreciate berries, with spice notes, vanilla tone that comes from its good wood perfectly integrated.

In the mouth is full of nuances with an intense hard palate. In the retronasal fruitiness are again accompanied by the maturity of the sweet tannins that are integrated in the wine structure, which brings it elegance and a long end on the mouth.

Fermenting process
 

The elaboration of this Gran Reserva began in the month of January with the pruning of the older vineyards, moments in which adjusted the number of buds optimal balanced of the plant. After 10 months of care in the fields, and when the maturity degree arrived, it is done the harvest at night to bring the grape in the winery at low temperature and without unwanted macerations. The maceration is extended during 25 days, getting with that the maximum potential in the grapes.

Malolactic fermentation was carried out in the presence of lees. Once the fermentation has finished, the wine was racking and finally made the barreling process. The barreling time was carried out in new French oak barrels during 18 months; in this time there are two rackings to help the wine to oxygenate itself. After this period the wine rest in the bottle other 18 months to complete its Crianza.

Servicing recommendations
 

We recommend uncorking this Ribera del Duero Reserva before tasting or poured it into a decanter to fully appreciate all its virtues and serve between 16º and 18º C.

Pairing
 

This Viña Arnáiz Gran Reserva is recomend with red meats and roasts.
Viña Arnaiz Gran Reserva

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