Arroyo de Arrayán Blanco 2021

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This is a delicious white blend of Garnacha Blanca and Garnacha Gris, something you wouldn’t necessarily expect from the baking-hot centre of Spain.

It’s made in a real old-fashioned, artisanal way. The grapes are gently foot-stomped which gives a lovely soft texture to the wine. The wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation in old French oak barrels, which increases the complexity of flavours. And finally it’s aged for 8 months in oak followed by 2 years in bottle, which is just the right amount of age that a wine like this needs.

The nose is aromatic and fragrant - where pears, white peach and florals leap out of the glass. On the palate it’s refreshing, creamy and elegant, with a lovely nuttiness streaking through it that fans of classic French wines will love.

WineSpark members seem to love their interesting whites, so when I first tried this at a secret underground tasting in Barcelona, I knew it was a no-brainer to bring it over.

Wine type White
Grape(s) 50% Garnacha Blanca & 50% Garnacha Gris
Country Spain
Region of origin Castilla La Mancha
Appellation Mentrida
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 12.5
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 8 months
Type of Oak
300 liters French used barrels
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 22 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 510
Soil type(s) Sandy soil
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes, but not certified
Biodynamic? No 
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential 5-7 years
Ideal drinking window 2023-28

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jack Cullinan (Dublin)
Light/medium and Smooth

Hadn't tried a garnacha blanc before so elected to give this one a go. Definitely worthwhile, I would say light but lingering she would say medium and interesting. Really enjoyed this midweek and ice cold.

Brilliant, so glad you liked it and found something new!

Dom'and Mary (Bantry)
Prawn Salad Best Friend

Very fresh taste and a flavour which lingered. prawn with a spicy Marie Rose dressing.

Love this wine - glad you agree Dom! Cheers Eamon

Noel (Dublin)
A find!

I discovered a few bottles of this wine under the stairs, what a surprise!, lovely inviting nose, the palate is very smooth, decent complexity, and the finish is very good.
Easy drinking and great value.

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