FINCA DE LOS LOCOS RIOJA

2018 Artuke

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Grapes Tempranillo, Graciano
Colour Red
Origin Spain, Rioja
Other Organic, Bio-dynamic
ABV 14%

This beauty is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano, aged in french oak barriques for 16 months. It comes from a vineyard of sandy gravel over a limestone subsoil. This gives a wine of depth and energy, the limestone gives the palate zip and ping and the ageing a lovely sheen. The fruit is beautifully integrated with damson and blackberry to the fore. There's a little spiced mocha chocolate creaminess and then some lovely rich tannins giving structure and grip to the finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 L&S (Jun 2020)

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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.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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