Blanco Fan d Oro, Arzuaga, Ribera del Duero, 2017
Case: 6 x Bottles 750ml
Sensational value for a barrel-aged, rich, elegant Chardonnay.
A creamy and balanced white wine. Straw, quince, fresh almond, pastry, baked apples, ripe fruits and slightly toasted notes. A nice acidity thanks to alitutude and cool nights.
Fan D'Oro is a single varietal Chardonnay from vineyards that are over 20 years old from the "La Planta" estate, with its clayey soil containing limestone and solid rock at less than one metre underground.
The vineyards where this wine comes from are located on the farm La Planta. They are mostly of the Chardonnay variety, harvested by hand at their optimum ripening points in 15-kg boxes. The grape bunches go directly to the press through a selection table. After this, the wine goes through a natural decantation of one night and is poured directly into French oak barrels where it ages for 12 months. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in this new oak, with light batonnages at the end of the fermentation. Only one single racking is carried out at 6 months to preserve the freshness and elegance of the wine.
About The Producer
As in all European countries, many Spanish wines owe their reputation to the efforts of some traditional families and some large companies that have kept two basic requirements: quality and personality. These family companies have managed to gather their own heritage that allows them to produce wines "at home", with all the control guarantees. This is the case of this laudable winery, Arzuaga Navarro. Since its early days, at the beginning of the 90s, harvest after harvest they have produced wines with the seal of the house, and with the unequalled style of Ribera del Duero
Arzuaga Navarro pay close attention from the very beginning, in the vineyard, because their premise is that it is impossible to make a good wine without healthy and quality grapes. They make sure they achieve low yields, in tune with low fertility soils and the harsh Castilian climate, searching for a lower production, since larger amounts would diminish the concentration and quality of the wine.
The vineyards of Arzuaga Navarro enjoy a unique climate, with crisp sun during the day, and cool and humid nights. This climatic combination causes the grapes to ripen slowly and perfectly, resulting in a healthy, tinted and sugary fruit, with an aromatic acidity.
The estate is located at 900 metres above sea level. Poor soil and harsh Spanish weather conditions at this altitude result in scarce yields but also in highly concentrated grapes.
The harvest is carried out manually at the grape's optimal stage of ripeness.