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Alvar de Dios Hernandez

Camino de los Arrieros 2016


$34.00 per bottle | $408.00 case of 12

(including taxes & bottle deposit)

The vineyard is located in the D.O. of Arribes (a little-know appellation located in the extreme western edge of Spain along its border with Portugal) at an average altitude of 640 meters. Growing in almost inhospitable granite and mica soil, the grapes used are comprised of a field blend that includes 50-60 year old native varietals such as Juan Garcia, Rufete, Tempranillo, Commissioning Cruz, Verdejo Black, Bastardillo boy, bossy and some others not yet identified.

For this vintage, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel and fiberglass vats, using no oak whatsoever. The wine was then aged for 5 months in barrel and one month in stainless steel.

There is a lovely brightness of fruit, some herbal aromas and a meaty touch. The wine has a ripe quality due to the warm harvest, balanced by excellent acidity.

Alcohol: 14%