Arzuaga Navarro Crianza Tinto Ribera del Duero 2005
90% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino), and 10% Cabernet and Merlot. It is aged for approximately 14 months (75% American/25% French oak) in a combination of new and 1-2 year old barrels.
Located in the Village of Quintanilla de Onesimo, Bodegas Arzuaga’s vineyards lie between 730 and 900 meters in altitude. The estate, known as “La Planta” boasts a total of 1770 hectares, 370 of which are dedicated to the vine, planted on Agrilo-calcaire and limestone soils, adjacent to vineyards planted by Vega Sicilia in the 1980’s. Winemaker Jorge Monzon has a knack for crafting wines with rich flavors, gentle texture and finesse that defines the style of Arzuaga. Jorge knows how to get the most out of the estate-grown wines, having worked at the cellars of Domaine de la Romanee Conti and Vega Sicilia. It is important to note that the remaining 1400 hectares is a reserve for nature with over 800 wild boar, and 200 deer which live safely on their La Planta estate. Their love of nature is symbolized by the deer on their label, along with a depiction of the beautiful hotel and winery the family operates in Quintanilla de Onesimo. There they produce a Crianza from these estates and have recently produced another wine called Pago Florentino with fruit from La Mancha.