Cellar Release
checking stock ...

2019 Artuke Finca de los Locos Rioja Tempranillo

SpainRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 60.00 AUD

1

Artuke is a rarity in Rioja: a small, terroir-focused winery. Owned and run by brothers Arturo and Kike, Artuke only use grapes from their vineyards in and around the small town of Baños de Ebro, tucked under the Sierra Cantabria on the northern edges of Rioja.The Artuke aim is simple: to make vibrant wines expressive of the village, uncluttered by oak, extraction or other artifice. The brothers farm organically and their elevated, cool climate vineyards produce wonderfully bright versions of Rioja.Finca de Los Locos is an old, single vineyard wine grown high on slopes of the Cantabrian mountians north of the town of Banos.Arturo and Kike de Miguel’s grandfather planted the vines in the 1950s, though other farmers of the day thought he was mad to work such a difficult, rock-strewn slope when so much land was available on the flat plains of the Rioja Valley floor. Sixty years later however, this single parcel is consistently producing some of the finest examples of terroir-focused wine in the region.

Region - Spain

Type - Red

Year - 2019

Winery - Best of Spain

Grape - Tempranillo

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A complex, modern Rioja from the Vineyards of the Mad made with 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano. Beautiful aromatics with deep purple fruit, black berries, sweet herbals, bergamot, liquorice and thyme. Gripping tannins, great intensity and well structured, giving serious bang for your buck!

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a red grape variety that has it's home in Spain. It makes up over 80% of all the planted vines in the country and is responsible for the most revered wines from Rioja. Tempranillo is defined by its interesting earthy, savoury and complex aromas and flavours of cherry, plum, tomato, dried fig, leather, cedar, vanilla and spices. Gran Reserves are made in exceptional vintages and exhibit incredible depth and will age decades.

You also might like

Similar Wines