PIES NEGROS RIOJA

2015 Crianza Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke

Grapes Graciano, Tempranillo
Colour Red
Origin Spain, Rioja
Classification Crianza
ABV 14%

Seems riper and softer than the 2014, although there is still a tannic bite -its a wine which needs food now, but which also has a great future if you can keep your hands off it. Very fine tannins and a great drive and depth to the savoury slightly smokey dark fruit. L&S (Mar 2017)

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Also a village wine from different vineyards in Ábalos in the Sonsierra zone, the 2015 Pies Negros is mostly Tempranillo with 12% Graciano. The destemmed and uncrushed grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the wine aged in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels for 11 months, with 10% of the volume kept in concrete vats. It was a very dry year and the wine is a little closed, but it's riper than the 2016. The oak is perfectly integrated, with good balance, juicy fruit and some dusty tannins. Drinking range: 2018 - 2025 Rating: 90+ Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com(Mar 2018)

Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke

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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