Contact:
Rodrigo Calvo Arroyo
Address:
Eras de Santa Maria S/N, B09407750
City:
Gumiel de Mercado
Country:
Spain
Zip:
09443
Year of Foundation:
2003
Vineyard Size:
40 Hectares
Annual Volume:
160000 Bottles
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Phone:
34 947 561 290
Phone 2:
34 606 292 102
Website:
Sustainable Old Vines Open to Visits
Our Winery

This winery was founded by third generation winegrowers, Moises Calvo and Rosa Arroyo in 2002. In that wet and rainy vintage, a winery backed out of a contract to purchase their fruit. So, they harvested the fruit, thinned every bunch by hand (lots of botrytis) and borrowed a tank to produce their first wine. The original idea was to sell the wine in bulk, but they ended up bottling it and selling it under their own label; Arrocal.

The name of the winery comes from the first syllable of each of the owners, Arro- from Arroyo and -cal from Calvo.

Moises and Rosa have been joined by the fourth generation with the addition of their two sons Rodrigo and Asier. The winery is located in Gumiel de Mercado a small village in the western portion of the Ribera del Duero D.O.

Some of their vineyards were planted by their parents while the youngest vines have been planted by their sons. A new winery was built and utilized for the 2005 vintage.

With the completion of the new winery, all movement of wine through the winery takes place by gravity to minimize rough handling and maximize fruit expression and finesse in texture of finished wine. Fruit expression is maximized through temperature controlled fermentations, utilizing short macerations and gentle pressing in low capacity basket press.

Winery Gallery
Winemaker
Name:
Arrocal
Bio:
The construction of our winery was completed in 2003. It is an area provided with the latest technical advances designed above all to show maximum respect to our treasure: our grapes. All wine-making tasks are carried out using gravity, with gentle destemming of the grapes, which come in harvest boxes and, after passing over a selection table, are moved by gravity into our 16,000-litre stainless steel tanks. We ferment a maximum of 12,000kg in each tank. We have an automatic temperature control system using showers, so that we ferment at the temperature required by each point in the wine-making process. Medium-length maceration to seek the maximum expression of the fruit and gentle pressings using a small-capacity press. We have a 600-barrel aging unit, with 80% French oak barrels and the rest in American oak, where our wines grow for the time they need to give them structure without losing their identity.
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Our Wines
Importers

Grapes of Spain

Address:
7370 B Lockport Pl
City:
Lorton
State:
VA
Zip:
22079
Name:
Aurelio Cabestrero
Title:
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