Bodegas Arrocal, produce four styles in the Meloso range, the Crianza is a classic Ribera de Duero, having been aged for 12 months in oak barrels, 80% French and 20% American. This is a fine expression of the Tempranillo grape, with complex smoky red cherry fruit aromas and obvious fruit . A medium to full-bodied wine, with prevalent but silky tannins. Try it with cold meats particularly the Iberico Ham, local to the region, order rich tomato based sauces.
The Arrocal Winery is located in Gumiel de Mercado, in the heart and best winegrowing sector of the sprawling Ribera del Duero. The winery is a relatively new adventure, commencing in 1999, but this belies a historic family tradition of winemaking in the Arroyo family, who hail way back from this fabulous medieval town. These Tempranillo beauties are fresh and fruit driven with just sufficient oak aging to bring the complexity up.
Deep purple, just starting to spread at the rim, elegant, complex and heady, a sensual nose. Chocolate, Brazil nut, coconut shavings, there is richness, good weight on the palate, sour cherries, chewy, almost unctuous, but with nice austerity, long raisiny finish. Impressive stuff.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.