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Camino de los Arrieros

Alvar de Dios

Camino de los Arrieros Bottle
Appellation
Tierra de Castilla y Léon
Variety
Rufete, Juan García, Trincadeira Preta, Merenzao, Mandón, others...
Age of Vines
40–100
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sand, red slate
Altitude
750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in 1000L French oak vats, pigeage
Aging
6 months in 500L French oak barrels and 1000L French oak foudres, vegan

Overview

DO Arribes is a little-known appellation located on the extreme western edge of Spain along its border with Portugal. Here, Alvar de Dios 36 small parcels of vines totaling 5 hectares, most of which are used to create Camino de los Arrieros. A blend of Rufete, Juan García, Trincadeira Preta, Merenzao, and some other stray varieties mixed in the vineyards all planted on sandy red slate soils, Camino is harvested by hand, fermented whole cluster by indigenous yeasts in 1000L French oak vats with pigeage by foot. 

Ratings & Reviews

92

2019 Camino de los Arrieros

Source: JS

93

2018 Camino de los Arrieros

Source: WA

91

2017 Camino de los Arrieros

Source: WA

92

2016 Camino de los Arrieros

Source: WA

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Tierra de Castilla y Léon
  • Proprietor
    Alvar de Dios Hernandez
  • Winemaker
    Alvar de Dios Hernandez
  • Size / Elevation
    10 hectares / 700–950 meters

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