Wine type: Rose
Grape type: Tinta del País, the premier variety of Ribera del Duero
The winery and vineyards of Viña Arnáiz are located in the town of Haza in a strategic enclave where Juana de Haza, a noble of Castille, began cultivating vineyards at the foot of her fortress in the twelfth century. These vineyards grew both in size and fame throughout the territories due to their extraordinary quality. Our winery is located in that fortress, with an area of 80 hectares in La Magdalena estate home to vine plots on gentle hillsides where we cultivate traditional Tinta del Pais alongside newer varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In the center of our property a tower and underground cellars dating back to the seventeenth century are preserved with their adjoining wineries. Today the renovated winery maintains its character and historic constructions, with an area of 12,000 m2, production and bottling capacity of 18 million bottles a year, and capacity for 10,000 American oak Bordeaux barrels. The winery was awarded best winery in Spain by the prestigious Vinitaly International Competition two years running.
Fermentation is performed with a cold maceration of 12 hours with the skins. It is devatted by gravity through these skins, providing a clean must that maintains a constant fermentation rich in clean, fruity aromas.
During fermentation a rigorous temperature control is kept between 14 and 16 °C, which is carried out using selected yeasts that, upholding primitive characteristics of this varietal, highlight its most floral and young aspects.
Appearance: Bright appearance, showing a raspberry red color with coral hues.
Nose: It is intense on the nose, aromatic with red berries and floral notes.
Taste: Refreshing potency and tasty on the palate, fruity with good structure and persistence.
Great with assorted cheeses, smoked salmon, sushi or a good paella. Also perfect as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 8 - 10ºC.