In 1999, Jose Miguel Arambarri (from La Rioja) decided to rebuild his ancestors’ business and to plant his first vineyard in some of the best plots of the Ribera del Duero in Fuentemolinos – the estate has only gone from strength to strength. 2016 was one of the standout vintages from both quantity and quality point of view. The harvest was lavish with good maturity. The wines show a lot of fruit and body with good
capacity for storing. 16 months in French oak. Fleshy and powerful, with noticeably chewy tannins that will soften over the next decade – or with robust foods.
96 Points Tim Atkin MW – Top 10 wines from Ribera del Duero
Pure sweet black cherry and plum fruit is laced with more complex notes of chocolate, sweet spice and cured meat.
Drinking well now with roasted and barbecued meats, slow-braised lamb or beef stew.