2005 Arrayán (La Verdosa) Méntrida Premium
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Varieties: 55% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot
Alcoholic strength: 14.00% Vol.
Overall acidity: 5,12 g/l
Winemaking method: Each variety is cold macerated for 2 days before fermentation, which takes place at controlled temperatures in small stainless steel tanks for around 20 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in casks.
Ageing : Fifteen months in French oak casks; 18 months in the bottle.
Eye: Cherry red with lots of extract.
Nose: A complex bouquet in which fruity aromas jostle with others suggestive of toast, caramel and toffee.
Mouth: Smooth and elegant in the mouth with delicate tannins and a long finish. Beautifully balanced and full-bodied.
Match with: Stews and meaty dishes.
LA VERDOSA - ARRAYAN (D.O. Méntrida)
The owners of Finca La Verdosa have long loved vines and wine and they have participated in winemaking ventures in several regions of Spain for the past few decades. In 1998, they decided to embark on their own personal winemaking project on the Verdosa estate, located in the Provence of Toledo, in central Spain. Their vision was to create a vineyard that uses the most innovative growing techniques, while perfectly integrating it into the Mediterranean ecosystem and in turn producing wines of high quality with intense personalities. Well they did it, and they have the award winning wines to prove it! Since their first vintage ARRAYAN has obtained the highest awards and prizes from the press not only in Spain, but also in Europe and the U.S. Arrayan’s winemaker is Miguel Angel de Gregorio, a legend between winemakers in Spain.
The production of Finca La Verdosa-Arrayan is very limited; this is what we call a "boutique winery".
For drinking: 2010 - 2020.