Bodegas Antonio Arraez, Calabuig Tempranillo, 2021
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Arraez isn’t just one or two or three people. It’s not just a surname, nor just a family. This great team is formed by a lot of people, united by the same ideas and the same way of understanding wine. If just one link in the chain fails, the results would not be the same. We may like doing crazy things but there’s one thing we understand completely: we are a close-knit group.
During its 68-year-old history, the winery has been captained by three generations of Arraez who knew how to read the needs of the society to which they belonged. Toni’s grandfather, Antonio Arraez Garrigos, had the great idea of founding a winery in 1950. He started selling his wines both in bulk and in bottles thanks to the incorporation of new technologies in winemaking, viticulture and sales.
With the arrival of Antonio Arraez Ivanco came the industrialisation of the winery, making us into a leading wine of the region. Under his guidance we began to export, and we reached our production ceiling in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Lately Toni Arraez Calabuig, son and grandson of the winemakers and growers, who trained working in places as varied as garage wineries to large wineries in Rioja and Ribera del Duero, has completely changed the positioning and structure of the business.
We are big defenders of Spanish Levante (the SE region of Spain) wines. It’s something we have learnt and inherited from past generations, who had the same purpose at heart as we do: to get only the best from the land, whatever it takes and wherever it is. That is why we recuperate local grape varieties in which we believe and choose special vineyard plots. If we did things like everyone else, we would be like everyone else.
|Bottles per case||12|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.0%|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|