Spanish Sleeping Beauty

Manuel Louzada hopes to revive Arinzano from its slumber
Feb 18, 2016

In his previous job, winemaker Manuel Louzada had a relatively easy task: Don’t mess up the quality at Numanthia, Toro’s leading winery. In July 2015, he took on a bigger challenge, at Arinzano, an underperforming producer in an isolated terroir.

Located in the Navarra region of north-central Spain, Arinzano occupies a cool Pyrenees Mountains valley bounded by the Ega River; its vineyards climb to nearly 1,600 feet above sea level.

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