Vintage: Characterised by extreme drought, with average rainfall less than 153.6 litres per metre squared and the microclimate of the region with an altitude of 650 to 750 metres and shallow dry soil which is poor in organic material and full of limestone rocks. Humidity from the Mediterranean breezes.
Vineyard: Created from grapes from multiple vineyards located in towns throughout the Vinalopo region: Pinoso, Salinas, El Maña, Monover. Planted in the low system between 1935 and 1970 when unirrigated traditional viticulture produced 1.5 kg per plant.
Production: The harvest is adapted to the optimal moment of ripening of the grapes, which is usually during the first days of Autumn. Native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation in barrels followed by 14 months in French barrels.
Analysis: Cherry colour with a hint of intense ruby. In the nose mature fruit, raspberries, blueberries, spices, hints of balsamic and notes of flowers. Tasty in the mouth, balanced and full-bodied. Long finish.
Winery: Bodegas Volver
Brand: Tarima Hill
Aged: Crianza 14 months in french oak barrels.
Variety: 100% Monastrell
Capacity: 75 cl
Jeb Dunnuck: 93 puntos Tarima Hill 2015.
Nº 17 del Top 100 Wine Spectator 2017 Tarima Hill 2015.
J. Raynolds – Vinous: 89 puntos. Tarima Hill 2015.
Guía Peñín 2017: 92 puntos Tarima Hill 2014.
R. Parker Wine Advocate: 92 puntos Tarima Hill 2014.
eRobertParker.com: 92 puntos Tarima Hill 2014.
Los Arráez Arcos red wine paired with Mediterranean food, rice, white meat, fish, etc. Its freshness, lightness and balance, it has a great versatility showing the natural characteristics of a forgotten variety that we are gradually revaluing.