Ten years ago the owners of Bodegas Arrayán began their winemaking adventure meticulously sourcing a tiny but outstanding 26 hectare plot of land on the La Verdosa estate just northeast of Toledo. After strategic planning and careful study of the land and soil, the owners planted the stunning vineyard with a rigorous selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot vines in 1999. Surrounded by Mediterranean oak trees, the vineyard sits at 500m above sea level, and features very deep, sandy soils with terrific drainage. The owners’ goal to produce top-of-the-line wines is achieved using a highly skilled team both in the vineyard and winery as well as innovative techniques. Bodegas Arrayán produces a limited quantity of outstanding wines.
We feature the Arrayan Premium, a blend 55% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot. The grapes are hand-stemmed and harvested before undergoing fermentation in stainless steel. The wine has delicate tannins, and a long finish. The wine is barrel-aged for 14 months in 100% French oak.
*Awarded 93 points by Guía Peñín
*Awarded 87 points by Wine Spectator
- Premium, 2002