Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro

Having only received its official denomination status in 1982, Ribera del Duero is still a fairly young winemaking region in Spain. Yet, within these tender years the region has managed to give rise to some of Spain’s highest quality producers, with Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro arguably being one of them. Purchased in 1990 from an existing estate named La Planta, the Arzuaga Navarro estate now boasts 150 hectares under vine.

Following the region’s seeming ethos of spare-no-expense, the family immediately invested heavily in a new winery and the very best French oak barrels. With big diurnal differences in the region, the grapes mature slowly, resulting in incredibly concentrated flavours and aromatic acidities. The wines themselves are rich and decadent, yet still maintaining an ethereal freshness that really justifies their acclaimed status.