Arroyo Red Reserva 2011

£ 90.00

(price per bottle £15.00)

General information

A leading name among D.O. Ribera del Duero Reservas

Tinto Arroyo Reserva 2011 is from a superb vintage, 2011, which was rated Excellent. It is one of the Ribera del Duero Reservas that offer the best value for money. Complex and elegant.

2011 was a good year for Bodegas S. Arroyo’s vineyards, producing wines with great laying down potential such as this classic Ribera del Duero Reserva: Tinto Arroyo Reserva 2011. Made wholly from the best Tinta del País (Tempranillo) grapes grown on the Sullerto and Cornesa vineyards.

Bodegas Santiago Arroyo has one of the soundest track records in Ribera del Duero. The firm, which is famous for the consistently high standard of its wines, boasts some of the most highly prized vineyards in the region. Spanning nearly a hundred hectares, they are made up of eleven different estates, some of them planted many years ago with vines now more than forty years old that supply the winery with the finest ingredients for making great wines like Arroyo Crianza 2014.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Reserva

Winery: Bodegas Santiago Arroyo

Wine Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Grape varieties: 100% Tempranillo

Barrel type: French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels

Alcohol content: 14,4% vol.

Total acidity: 5,7 g/l

PH 3,57

Bottling date: August 2014

Volatile Acidity: 0,65 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l

Time in Barrel 30 months

Best before: till 2021.

Serving Temperature: at 17º-18º.

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Arroyo 2011

Gorgeous ripe cherry-red colour with garnet at the edge, medium-to-high intensity.

Complex nose with prominent notes of ripe red fruits (cherries and plums), together with hints of toast and spice (notes of cloves and vanilla), followed by earthy and balsamic notes.

Medium-bodied, balanced, tasty and ripe palate with excellent tannins that blend perfectly into the overall flavour and afford it magnificent tactile qualities and a great mouthfeel; the toasty and cocoa undertones detected in the nose can be perceived retronasally. Long, complex finish with hints of stone fruit (plum).