Bright cherry red in colour. The bouquet shows compote black fruit, blueberries and prunes. It is expressive, powerful, mineral and markedly creamy and vanilla. The palate is very structured, with a long journey and a spectacular and seductive fruity finish.
Bodegas Artuke Finca de los Locos
for the equivalent of £20.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Bodegas Artuke
Grape Variety: Tempranillo / Viura
Style: Fruity and Mineral
Alcohol: 14% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Based in the small village of Banos de Ebro in Rioja Alavesa, brothers Arturo and Kike de Miguel (the name Artuke being a combination of the two) are inspired by the wines of Burgundy and the Artuke range comprise some of the most detailed, elegant Riojas we have ever come across. A real name in Spain’s 'New Wave' movement, they are a founder member of the new 'Futoro Vinador' association in Spain, and advocate for Riojas bottled along regional, village and single vineyard lines as opposed to the traditional Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva classifications that define quality according to time spent in barrel. Arturo and Kike prefer to limit racking and use lightly reductive techniques to their advantage, a practice that reduces the need to add sulphur and underscores the purity and transparency of fruit.