|D.O.||Arlanza Denominación de Origen||Arlanza Denominación de Origen||Arlanza Denominación de Origen|
|Grape variety||Tempranillo 100%||Tempranillo 100%||Tempranillo 100%|
|Ageing||12 months French and American oak||24 months French oak||18 months French and American oak|
|Harvest||Beginning of October||Mid-October||Beginning of October|
|Harvested in 15 kg crates|
|Sensorial analysis.||Intense dark cherry red colour, with garnet rim. On the nose it is a complex wine with an interesting complex wine with an interesting blend of black fruit and elegant wood. Fruits such as blackcurrant and and wood such as cedar. In addition, the liquorice very typical of Tempranillo is present. On the palate it is oily and structured, a tasty wine with an extraordinary breadth.||Intense, bright garnet colour, with very lively violet reflections. On the nose the aromas of bush stand out, aromatic herbs and spicy notes reminiscent of cloves. As the wine opens up, aromas of ripe black fruit and noble wood appear. ripe black fruit and noble woods, all of which evoke an aromatically complex and well-integrated wine. Deep on the palate, a balanced wine that stands out for its roundness and volume, without losing its freshness and with present and ripe tannins. and with present and ripe tannins that structure it. It is a fresh and pleasant wine.||APPEARANCE: Cherry red colour with bright touches, high robe. NOSE: Due to its great point of maturity we find ripe pink fruit. Very expressive touches of oak, with roasted aromas and hints of coffee. hints of coffee. Mouth: Smooth and persistent entry, without aggressive tastes, giving a lot of amplitude. On the finish ripe fruits (redcurrants) that stimulate the senses.|
The winemaking tradition in the Arlanza region dates back to the 10th century, when there are historical records of the existence of vineyards in the hands of the monasteries. It is worth mentioning: In the 12th century, the monastery of Santa María de Bujedo de Juarros acquired vineyards in the Ribera del Arlanza and Duero for its supply, completing them with vineyards in Quintanilla del Agua.
According to Friar Valentín: “all the towns between the Arlanzón and the Arlanza allocated some of their estates to vineyards…. The count’s family enjoyed vineyards and the monks of Arlanza pampered them in the area of Lerma, especially in the priory of Santa Inés. Covarrubias praised its own wines, and the abbess demanded that each neighbour in her district should have a glass of wine”.
Until the mid-20th century, vineyards were an important part of all the farms in the region. From that date onwards, there was a strong rural exodus in the Arlanza region (as in other areas) due to the great industrial expansion that demanded abundant labour. This was absorbed from the agricultural areas that could not compete with the land and living conditions of the industrial areas.
In 1995, a group of wine enthusiasts decided to take the necessary steps to recover the wine-making tradition of Arlanza. Their efforts were rewarded with the recognition by the Junta de Castilla y León of the “Vino de la Tierra Ribera del Arlanza” label. From that moment on, they began to work to recover the splendour of the wine sector in the area. To this end, production and production is controlled and at the same time the products produced under the seal of protection are made known. As a result of a job well done and a growing recognition by the consumer, in 2007 the ARLANZA Denomination of Origin was awarded.