Arzuaga Reserva is a D.O. Ribera del Duero red wine by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro.
A coupage between Tinto Fino (95 percent), Merlot (3 percent) and Albillo (2 percent), made from the old vines of the winery's own "La Planta" estate.
The soil of "La Planta" is clayey and rich in limestone at less than one metre underground. Poor soil and harsh Spanish weather conditions at this altitude result in scarce yields but also in very concentrated wines.
The harvest takes place manually at the grapes' peak ripening stage in 15-kg boxes. After passing through a sorting table, part of the grapes are de-stemmed separately and later stored in stainless steel tanks together with the rest of the grapes. They are stored there in the cold for a few days until alcoholic fermentation may begin at a temperature of 29º C.
Arzuaga Reserva is aged for 26 months in French and American oak barrels.