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Today we’d like to bring you some great news for Bodegas Arzuaga. Our Arzuaga Rosae won a gold medal at the Mondial du Rosé, one of the wine world’s most important events. The medals are awarded by the Œnologues de France, which meets in Cannes for three days to taste anonymously and discuss the rosé wines from all over the world.
Rosés have been considered great wines in France for years now, which is why the Mondial du Rosé competition has become an unmissable event for wineries from all over the world. Including Bodegas Arzuaga, of course. Because our rosé is one of the great stars of spring and summer and a favourite of rosé lovers.
Our Arzuaga Rosae is made from Tempranillo grapes that come from 25-year-old vineyards located on our La Planta estate, which stands at 911 m above sea level in the heart of Ribera del Duero’s Golden Mile, in the town of Quintanilla de Onésimo. The soil here is very unique: calcareous clay with unfragmented parent rock less than one metre from the surface.
This is a very special wine for us. The harvest takes place during the coolest hours of the day and is done by hand, always in boxes of no more than 10 kg. From there, it’s taken quickly to the winery for pressing and to get the colour extraction just right. The must is kept below 12°C so the alcoholic fermentation occurs very slowly, over a period of 30 days. After fermentation, the wine is decanted naturally to continue with the organic philosophy of minimal intervention and bottled to preserve its liveliness and freshness.
This is how we get a wine with a clean, bright colour, as delicate as a rose petal. It is broad, fresh and pleasant on the palate, with a creamy sensation, with hints of berries and a light touch of citrus. A wine worthy of a gold medal in France, the great rosé country.
That’s why we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that you can buy it on our website https://tienda.arzuaganavarro.com/ and enjoy a pink summer at the seaside, in the mountains or in any city around the world.