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Arenisca Paraje Los Pilones 2017

Arenisca Paraje Los Pilones


Arenisca Paraje los Pilones is an unusually fresh wine, especially bearing in mind the region where ...

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Details for Arenisca Paraje Los Pilones 2017


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Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017


Arenisca Paraje los Pilones is an unusually fresh wine, especially bearing in mind the region where its grapes grow. It is less extracted than most DO Toro wines and includes some white grapes cultivated alongside red ones, as happens in many old vineyards. It boasts a smooth and juicy palate with pleasant tannins and a serious finish. The oak is perfectly integrated thanks to the use of different sizes and ages of casks, but remains in the background behind its fresh black fruit and elegant earthy notes. A fleshy but graceful wine, it displays an excellent combination of strength and nimbleness. Arenisca Paraje Los Pilones is a wine that exudes passion and clear thinking, a pure and undisputable interpretation of a land and its fruit by a family in love with winegrowing.

As usual with Cantalapiedra wines, it is made with organically-cultivated grapes from old Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) vines planted at altitudes of 780 metres in Villabuena del Puente, a small village 20 km from Toro although the wine does not bear the Toro DO label. It is named after the sandy-soil Paraje Los Pilones plot of vines.

It is produced and aged at the Cantalapiedra winery in the small town of La Seca. About 20% of the grapes are fermented with their stems before undergoing a malolactic fermentation with the other 80% of the wine. Finally the wine is aged for almost a year in French oak. It is bottled unfiltered and unclarified without sulphites.


  • Vine age:30 years
  • Soil:Clay / Sand
  • Climate:Continental


  • Ageing period:11 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Lactic notes / Spicy notes / Black fruit / Fruit aromas / Dry stone / Mineral / Mountain herbs
  • Mouth:Structured / Smooth / Juicy / Good acidity / Rounded tannins / Well-integrated wood

Customer reviews

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by: Simon R (01/10/2020) - Vintage 2017


Fabulous! Full of flavour - deep, mellow and perfect with roast beef!

by: Jean-Pierre Garnier (11/09/2020) - Vintage 2017


Un vin avec beaucoup de nez et de complexite. Pas forcement un tres grand vin mais une tres bonne surprise.

by: danny dominguez (28/02/2020) - Vintage 2017

nice easy drinking tinta de toro.

this is a very nice light to medium bodied easy drinking tinta de toro, a bit unsual for the area, well know for its robust full on reds. cherries,blackberries a touch of liquorice,very nice.

by: Miguel (30/08/2020) - Vintage 2017


Vino perfecto para cena con carnes o simplemente para abrir con un tapeo. Volveré a comprarlo

by: Alfonso Norte (18/08/2020) - Vintage 2017


Buen color granate vivo, presencia en nariz y boca de ricas ciruelas rojas. Lo que menos me ha gustado ha sido el final algo astringente y los taninos poco domesticados. Buen vino para diario y precio acorde.

Isaac Cantalapiedra

Manuel Cantalapiedra, son of Isaac Cantalapiedra, works as the oenologist for the family winery in La Seca (Valladolid). It was founded back in 1949 when Heliodoro, the grandfather, first planted his own vineyard. Ever since then, the passion for the land and organic agriculture expressed by generations of the family, have led to the production of wines with an unusual level of expressiveness for this region. Wines which express much more than the Verdejo grapes usually do, o...