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2016 Artadi Rioja Vinas De Gain

2016 Artadi Rioja Vinas De Gain

Organic
93 Points John Caro
2016 Artadi Rioja Vinas De Gain
93 Points John Caro

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A plump, modern-style Rioja with lots of structure and texture. Deep layers of pithy, salty and oaky complexity are wrapped up in ripe fruit and body to very serious and charismatic effect. A great example of Artadi's modern style, and very complete and very satisfying wine for this price.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 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 Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez (2015 vintage)

"The 2015 Viñas de Gaín could very well be the finest bottling of this pure Tempranillo that comes from 20 to 30 different vineyards in the villages of Laguardia and Elvillar, located at altitudes of 400 and 700 meters on clay and limestone soils, from vines averaging 30 years of age that are farmed organically. It has the same vinification as the single-vineyard reds, with fermentation in oak vats and, in this case, an élevage of 12 months in French barriques. 2013 was the last year they produced Pagos Viejos, but those vineyards are either fermented or bottled separately. This is a very open, expressive vintage of this bottling, serious but at the same time easy to drink. It doesn't have the complexity or depth of the crus, but it's very worthy. This is a clean and fruit-driven vintage that fits very well with the profile of Viñas de Gaín. 100,000 bottles produced. This was very recently bottled, and it's expressive and doesn't show any dizziness."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

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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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