Garnacha in large proportion, with a minimal part of Tinta Velasco and Calagraño, from a vineyard with pre-phylloxera loam vines over 120 years old, planted at about 800 meters of altitude, facing north on sandy soil. The vinification is carried out in open stainless steel tanks, it does not make the malolactic and is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. It is a concise and wild wine, which expresses the wild freshness of the terrain in height.
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When we speak with Javier Arizcuren, current owner of the Arizcuren project, we realize the tremendous respect he has for his family and his environment. It is the last generation of a family dedicated to wine, which has cared for vineyards since the end of the 19th century in the Sierra de Yecla, and works with determination to recover historical memory and thus preserve that viticultural heritage for which it feels responsible. For this, it has land and vineyards, between 30 and 120 years old, at altitudes between 530 and 800 meters at sea level, in which it has managed to rescue minority varieties, including some that have already disappeared in La Rioja, such as Tinta Velasco, or Calagraño.