The Ariyanas wines from Bodegas Bentomiz were recommended to us by Fernando from Bodega Marañones, who claimed that these were the best sweet Spanish wines he had tasted. After keenly waiting for samples, the wines turned out to be everything we had hoped for: balanced, fresh, delicious and naturally sweet. There is also a dry wine that is beautifully made. The proprietors, Clara Verheij and Andre Both, emigrated from Holland in search of a southern Spanish way of life. The property they bought had some abandoned vineyards which they set about restoring, as they were already keen wine enthusiasts. With great raw materials and terroir - old Moscatel vines, Axarquía slate soils, good altitude and fantastic climate - great wines soon followed.