ARTADI VINAS DE GAIN 2017 14.5% 75CL

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Bodegas Artadi dates back to 1981 when its current owner, Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, together with his family and thirteen local growers founded Artadi in the heart of Alava. Juan Carlos represents the 4th generation of winemakers, now joined by his son and 5th generation, Carlos. Today, Artadi own 65 hectares of vineyard in their original site of Álava, in Laguardia, planted in soils with wide geological diversity. These distinctive vineyard sites give singularity to their wines, allowing the character of the fruit and the finesse of the tannins to shine. It is this singularity which prompted Bodegas Artadi to leave the Consejo Regulador of the D.O.Ca Rioja in 2015. Their objective is to focus on origin, hence their focus on single vineyard wines, rather than the Rioja designations, which were proving restrictive. Rioja's classification system permits only one geographical indication: Rioja itself whereas, at ARTADI, they believe it is essential to offer the opportunity to discover the diversity of their land, which gives their wines a unique significance, a distinguishing character and authenticity. Wine made from selected vineyards and aged in oak barrels undergoing traditional aging techniques. This wine has its origin in vineyards located in the villages of Laguardia and Elvillar de Álava laying on the spots of Castejones, Verdecillo, Carracuesta, El Cerradillo, Los Mazuelos, Las Ventas, Paulejas, Parredonda, Santa Águeda, Valmayor and Majadales. This wine can be enjoyed at a young age expressing the youthfulnees of each vintage or it can be rediscovered after having spent a few years in the bottle.

The style of this wine is characterised by aromas and flavours of fresh and delicate red fruits. Their sweet and subtle tannins generate velvety textures in the mouth.

VINEYARDS: Located in Laguardia y Elvillar between 450 and 700 m altitude, planted on claylimestone soils

VITICULTURE: Maximum respect for the environment; lack of pest or herbicides. Organic viticulture and certified organic wine

HARVEST: Hand picked in crates of 10 kg. Sorting of bunches and berries. Average yield of 4.000 kg/ha

GROWING SEASON 2017: Mild winter followed by a warm rainy spring that provided the vineyard with a water reserve which favoured the vegetative growth. The effect of the frost suffered on 28th April was mitigated but natures’ strength. They had an early harvest which has given them a vintage of very fruit-forwarded wines. Smooth and fresh wines with a great tannic backbone that makes stand out the slenderness which is a characteristic trait of this vintage. GRAPE

VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo

VINIFICATION: Vinification in stainless-steel open top vats with cold maceration for 24-48 hours. Fermentation has taken 10-12 days with often cap management and a brief pumping over

AGEING: 12 months ageing in French Oak and malolactic fermentation in barrel.

BOTTLING: April 2019

ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14,5 % Total Acid: 4,90 gr./lt. pH: 3,65

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