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2012 Artadi Valdegines

2012 Artadi Valdegines

92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2012 Artadi Valdegines
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Seriously bright and expressive, the Valdegines from Artadi is a single vineyard premium Rioja. Showing more Atlantic than Mediterranean influences, it is a rare cooler take on the Tempranillo grape. And with elevation the rule in Artadi the result here is expressive red fruits and anise spice in a distinctly silky, open style. Drinking now and for the next few years, this is beautifully accessible terroir wine from the masters - put a couple in the box!

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$100.00 in mixed 6+ or $110.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Tempranillo

Its Origins

Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, owner and winemaker of Artadi, is recognised as one of the greatest names in the business in Spain. The winery was once a co-operative of 13 growers who owned well-sited vineyards around the town of Laguardia in the Alavesa wine region of Rioja. Juan Carlos saw the potential of these wonderful vineyards and purchased the Bodega, immediately amending the philosophy and style of winemaking. The winemaking is modern with an emphasis upon fruit driven wines, characterised by the terroir of individual vineyard sites – a far cry from the philosophy of traditional Rioja producers. French oak is used, not American, allowing the principle variety, Tempranillo, eloquent natural expression.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Guttierez

"The 2012 Valdeginés is a very fresh, single-vineyard Tempranillo that always has plenty of licorice and even aniseed aromas. As they do with all the single-vineyard wines, Valdeginñes is also fermented in oak vats and matured in French oak barriques. This is a cool vineyard that produces fresh wines, perhaps more Atlantic than those from 2011. It has a fine texture, good acidity and is a happy wine. It doesn't have the strict minerality found in other vineyards like Carretil; here the fruit is more upfront. There is no need to wait but time will bring extra complexity. 12,000 bottles produced. 2012 seems to be e very good vintage for Artadi, ripe and powerful, but with very well-integrated oak, serious wines. Drink 2015 - 2022."

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Hailing from a hot, dry year, this single-vineyard Rioja smells grapy and like cassis and fresh herbs. In the mouth, it’s loud on the attack but doesn’t sport the structure of previous vintages. Short black-fruit flavors pick up complexity and depth with airing. Drink through 2022. — M.S. (12/1/2015)"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2015 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with CHICKEN
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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