The village of Ábalos, at the foot of the Sierra Cantabria mountain range is where we can find the vines used for making Pies Negros. The chalky soil and, in particular, the Atlantic climate prevalent in the district, give this wine its particular style and freshness. Traditional destemmed fermentation method. The name comes from the traditional treading of the grapes which we still do in our bare feet. From vines planted between 1920 and 1985, 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, at an altitude of 550-620 metres, onl chalky clay.
Winemaker's notes (Mar 2016)
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Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke: Full Wine List and Profile
These wines from Rioja are rooted firmly in their terroir. Artuke is all about small scale, biodynamic production: twenty two hectares of vines spread over thirty two plots between the stunning, hilly villages of Baños de Ebro and Abalos on the upper terrace of the river Ebro in La Rioja Alta, Northern Spain. Artuke is run by the family of Miguel Blanco, who have been working the land in this Northern part of Rioja Alavesa for over a century. Now, the helm is taken by Miguel's two sons Arturo and Kike which as you might guess, is where the name 'Artuke' is derived from. The aim of the brothers has been this: To create a new and individual wine which still respects the history of the wine region and of their family wine tradition. The result: A thoroughly modern style of Rioja, but not heavily extracted or heavily wooded in style.
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