Angel de Arrocal 2012

Region: Ribera del Duero D.O.

Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino
Vintage: 2012
Color: Red

Produced from the 70 year old, “El Portillo” vineyard planted by the owner’s grandfather, Angel. Grapes were grown organically (not certified) and yielded less than 1 ton per acre. The grapes were hand harvested and vinified with native yeasts in 3,000 liter stainless steel tank. The wine spent 20 days on the skins prior to pressing. Press fractions were aged separately. All lots underwent malo-lactic fermentation in oak barrel. The wine spent 20 months in new French oak barrels.


Publication Score Comments
Vinous 92 Inky ruby. An expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, incense and oak spice, with a sexy floral overtone. Silky and focused on the palate, offering concentrated, energetic raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that become livelier with aeration. In an emphatically fruity, vibrant style, boasting excellent closing focus and persistence and gentle gripping tannins. This wine went through malo and was aged in 100% new French oak barriques. 2020 – 2026
Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond
December 2015
Wine Spectator 90 This savory red shows focus and balance, with woodsy, smoky and mineral notes framing a core of berry and graphite, supported by balsamic acidity and firm tannins.Reserved but deep.
September 30, 2016