Artuke Rioja 2020

MXN $470

Grape: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Viura

Appellation: Rioja D.O.

Region: Rioja, Spain

You’ll taste/smell: Modern Rioja indeed! Winemaker Arturo de Miguel states, when “clients taste our wine, they ought to taste our history and traditions, not a technological wine … it’s not about making the best wine in the world; we’d rather make original, unique wines.” And, we would add, with truly extraordinary results. Notes of raspberry and juicy cherry, sappy and bright, with a thirst quenching tang. There’s some lovely tannic build, that stops the wines just being a fruit bomb and it actually lends shape and definition to the lively finish.

Good to have it with: spanish croquetas are perfect pairing for this wine, jamon ibérico, lomo embutido, callos con garbanzo, classic dishes from Galicia.

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Wine Details

Vintage after vintage, the two most prominent critics of Spanish wine—Luis Gutiérrez and Tim Atkin—place the De Miguel brothers wines among the Rioja elite. Atkin not only classifies Artuke as a First Growth, he consistently ranks both of its top two wines—La Condenada and Escolladero—among his top dozen red Riojas. Gutiérrez is no less lavish in his praise.

Alcohol Grade: 13.5%
Aging/ Vinification:  traditional, whole-cluster and whole-berry fermentation, Partial carbonic maceration to promote the bright primary fruitiness of the Tempranillo. 3 months in cement tanks.
Best to have it: 14-18ºC
Size: 750 ml

The Winery: Bodega Artuke

Artuke is a small winery located in Baños de Ebro, a village in Rioja Alavesa on the banks of the river. In 1991, Roberto de Miguel decided to move away from bulk wine production onto bottled wine. Now his children Arturo and Kike, whose names are the basis of the winery they now lead, are shaping this project, firmly rooted in its surroundings and landscape.

Artuke is part of Rioja’n’Roll, a group of young producers who are committed to making singular wines which reflect their origins and terroir. Conscious of their heritage —they carried out a detailed study of the soils in their plots, located in Baños de Ebro, Ábalos, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and later in Samaniego— they fight to preserve it rather than transform it. That is one of the reasons behind their efforts to work the 25 hectares they own in the old way —no trellis on site; their plants are all bush vines, even the new ones.

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Wine Body

Medium-Body

Winemaking style

Organic

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