In Bodegas Ismael Arroyo we are celebrating our 40th anniversary, so we have made and release to the market a new and exclusive wine,
ValSotillo VS 2016 – 40 anniversary.
In October 1979 Ismael Arroyo started as a private winemaker, working his first harvest with his family in Sotillo de la Ribera. Several months later, (spring 1980), the first bottles of Bodegas Ismael Arroyo were released to the market with the brands Mesoneros de Castilla and ValSotillo.
40 years later, we want to commemorate this important milestone. So we have made a special and exclusive wine, ValSotillo VS-2016- 40 anniversary. It is a limited production on only 9.820 bottles of 75 cl and 190 Magnum bottles. All of them distinguished wit a 40th anniversary commemorative label.
It is special because it has been made with 100% Tinta del País grapes (Tempranillo), selected from centuries-old vineyards located over slopes, in the hilly landscape of Sotillo de la Ribera.
The wine has been 24 months in American and French oak barrels, in the 16th century underground cellar, at a constant temperature of 12º C, (53º Farenheit), excellent conditions for aging and keep elegant and richness sensations.
Once bottled, the wine remains in the bottle inside the underground cellar until it is released to the market.
It has a beautiful cherry colour with garnet edge. Genuine aromas from the grape variety and this special terroir; it smells of ripe fruit, spices, creamy and toasted oak.
Tasty and long palate, this wine shows character and long finish.
It is an exclusive wine, with an extraordinary capacity to evolve and improve in the bottle. It can last very long.