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Aroa Jauna Crianza

DO Navarra, Spain (40% Cab/Sauv, 30%Tempranillo, 26% Merlot, 4% Garnacha Red) 750 ml Certified Organic Aroa Jauna is a modern, elegant and agile wine. With a perfect harmony between alcohol and acidity, it is the reflection of its terroir it is born in, fresh and at altitude. Aroa is a boutique winery that has pioneered the restoration of traditional winemaking practices in the DO Navarra. All of the vineyards are organic and are cared for using our ancestral methods, only using natural products and only allowing nature to reach its fullest expression in the grapes. TASTING NOTES It is a deep, dark very intense shade of red with great brilliance. The aroma is clean and reminiscent of ripe fruits composed mainly of pears, sweet apples and quince. This gives way to aromas of cacao, dry leaves and leather. On the palate it is tasty and agile, with well integrated tannins..
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Aroa Mutiko

DO Navarra, Spain (70% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot) 750 ml Certified Organic Aroa Mutiko is a young red wine produced using carbonic maceration. It is fresh, agreeable and agile. Aroa is a boutique winery that has pioneered the restoration of traditional winemaking practices in DO Navarra. Mutiko’s color is clean and brilliant, with intense burgundy tones dominating. The aroma is fresh and well-fruited with good intensity. The first impression is of dark fruits, raspberries and peach. After a few minutes of aeration new fruited aromas develop, supported by a base of licorice. On the palate it has a soft attack, fresh and very clean with medium structure.   NA15.
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DO Valle del Maule (Chile)

Bodegas Don Juan (Valle del Maule, Chile) Lucatoni Vineyards (Valle del Maule, Chile) Located 250 km (155 mi) south of Santiago, this traditional and long overlooked wine valley—the largest and one of the oldest—has attracted renewed and much-deserved attention of late. Old-bush, dry-farmed vineyards that predate the memories of those who tend them now produce exciting, naturally balanced field blends of Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and other yet to be identified varieties. Newer plantations include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Carmenere with bright acidity and juicy fruit. More info: http://www.winesofchile.org/chilean-wine/wine-regions/maule-valley/.
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Bodegas Aroa

Aroa Mutiko (70% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot) Aroa Jauna Crianza (40% Cab/Sauv, 30% Tempranillo, 26% Merlot, 4% Garnacha) A short distance from Zurukoain, where the AROA vineyards are located, in the 1st Century the Romans kept wine in a wine cellar known as “cella vinaria”, located in Arellano, storing the wine in large earthen jars known as “dolias”. It seems that this wine cellar kept around 90 dolias with a capacity of 800 litres each. There were “lacus”, namely press-rooms where the grapes were squashed and the must fermented, and another area known as “fumarium”, which, it seems, was warmed in order to accelerate the fermentation process if necessary. There were rituals involving the wine, known as “vinarias”, and on the 23rd April the “vinaria priora” celebration was held to taste the new wine. The “vinaria rustica”, celebrated on the 19th of August, was used to ask the Gods for protection.
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Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla La Mancha

Bodegas Mirabueno (Castilla La Mancha) From north to sourth and east to west, Castilla La Mancha is an excellent land for winemaking. Some of its regions have been called “the cellars of Europe”, and the quality of its wines is recognized universally, both for its cultivation of foreign and domestic grape varietals. The varietals of grape cultivated are Viura, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Aireén. Castilla La Mancha is composed of five regions, each with its own climates and topographies and thus different varieties of grape. Very deeply ingrained in the local customs, the vineywards have developed a local wine culture in which you can get to intimately know each winery and the land surrounding it. The ample modernization in the last third of the twentieth century has given birth to more than 600 brands of wines under the DO Tierra de Castilla designation, each with its own exceptional.
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DO Navarra

Bodegas Aroa  (Zurukoain, Navarra) Bodegas De Sarria  (Puente la Reina, Navarra) The diversity of climates and landscapes A key characteristic of the D.O. Navarra area is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape wich spread across more than 100 kilometres lying between the area around Pamplona in the north and the Ebro river plain to the south. The fact is that Navarra enjoys an exceptional location, one which is practically unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is marked by the confluence of the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean climates. The proximity of the Bay of Biscay, the influence of the Pyrenees and the temperate incluence of the Ebro valley are all key factors in giving Navarra its unique range different climates. These climatic differences mark the Navarran landscape, where more than 11,500 hectares dedicated to the Designation of Origin are distributed across the different ecosystems and crop growing conditions: slopes; river.
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DO Ribera del Duero

Bodegas Reyes Bodegas Dehesa de los Canonigos Bodegas Montevannos Bodegas Santa Eulalia Bodegas Balbas The ancient inhabitants of the region already knew it. This inimitable land produces something inimitable. The art of winemaking in the Ribera del Duero. The story of the Ribera del Duero has run in parallel with the union of vine and wine, the fruit of the varieties that stud its landscape, the personality of its people and their culture. We have to go back no more than 2,000 years to find the first reference to winemaking in the zone: a Roman mosaic of 66 square metres, considered the largest piece bearing Bacchic allegories of the Peninsula, that was discovered in Baños de Valdearados during the grape harvest of 1972. The Designation of Origin as we know it today, came out of the initiative of a series of vine-growers and winemakers wanting to improve the vineyards and.
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DO Penedes

Bodegas Jean Leon  (Torrelavit, Barcelona) The Land & Climate The land and the vineyards know neither geographical nor political divisions. The Penedès region is wide and open, covering a long strip of land between the sea and the mountains, half-way between Barcelona and Tarragona.. Zones In the heart of the inland Catalan depression, between the inland mountains and the small plains of the mediterranean coast, you’ll find the Penedès vineyards. The DO is made up of three distinct zones: The Penedès Superior (near the inland mountain range), The Penedès Marítim (between the sea and the coastal hills) and the plain between these areas, known as the Penedès Central. Micro-climates The Penedès enjoys a wide variety of micro-climates, marked by the different altitudes and the proximity of the sea. The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm. The Penedès Marítim (Baix Penedès and Garraf counties) is milder due to the proximity.
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