100% Tempranillo
2017 

Bodega El Arca de NoƩ

Rioja

Pale red color of medium-high hue, with violet tones. Intense primary aromas of red fruits (blackberries, raspberries, currants). Expressive on the palate, fruity and very persistent with notes of licorice.

Appellation

DOC Rioja

Vineyard

Vineyards surrounding San Asensio in Rioja Alta at 1600’ above sea level with clay-limestone soils.

Vinification

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature by applying gentle daily stirring in order to enhance the extraction of color and aromas. 

Pairing

Pairs with chili con carne, pasta Bolognese, Asian cuisine, curries, grilled steak, and braises like Cassoulet and Beef Bourguignon. Try with blue cheeses like Stilton or Fourme d’Ambert from Auvergne.

Serving

Serve at 59-63°F