2019 Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros BIO

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Artadi
Year 2019
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2034
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The La Poza de Ballesteros of Artadi is pure Tempranillo from a 3.6 hectare vineyard planted in 1960 in the village of Elvillar. The destemmed grapes ferment in open wooden vats and stay in French oak barrels for 14 months. The vines on this terroir can root deeper, the vines are old and the microclimate is more Mediterranean. The domain is located opposite the (Artadi) Valdegines (the two vineyards are separated by a small river). La Poza de Ballesteros is east-facing and receives the midday sun, which ensures that the grape ripens earlier. Very intense cherry color. Aroma prima cocoa, sweet spices, creamy oak, ripe fruit, chocolate. Powerful, tasty, meaty, creamy, spicy taste. In the glass, the fine has a beautiful dark red color. The wine has a wonderful freshness and optimal acidity. We distinguish bay leaf, tabac, black pepper, chocolate. As with all Artadi wines, it is a powerful, somewhat fleshy wine with a beautiful, almost creamy and spicy, very long aftertaste.

ABOUT ARTADI

Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi produce quality wines in three wine regions: Rioja Alavesa, Navarra and Alicante. To get the best out of the different soil types, climatic conditions and characteristic grape varieties, Artadi works organically and biodynamically. In the Basque part of the Rioja, Alavesa, Artadi only grows tempranillo for the red wine. The soil of the 70 hectares of vineyards consists mainly of calcareous soil, pebbles and clay, mixed or not, at an altitude of about 700 meters above sea level. The climate is a whimsical combination of oceanic and continental.

Vineyard for 2019 Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros BIO

In the medieval village of Laguardia, the future of La Rioja has developed in the cellars of Artadi. Without a doubt, this masterpiece is thanks to the brilliant and creative work of Juan Carlos López, who is assisted today by his son Carlos.

When Juan Carlos made the cooperative into an independent 'bodega' in 1992, he had been in charge of it for 7 years. His vision was revolutionary and completely flattened Rioja, but in no time he managed to make the best of wines from Spain, which immediately conquered the whole world. The short cuts in the vineyards with very small yields as a result, and the use of French oak barrels were just some of his innovative ideas. Even more important was the early bottling of his wines, in contrast to the traditional riojas, which were sometimes stored on large wooden 'foudres' for up to 10 years. With this he also deliberately stepped aside from the Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva classification.

All wines in their range are made exclusively from the Tempranillo grape which has its birthplace in Rioja and can also give the best quality here. The range covers 3 wines in which Viñas de Gain forms their base wine. This wine is the great example of the best Rioja wines and is often used as a reference point. Without a doubt the best quality wine for its price !!
For Pagos Viejos , only the best grapes from the old vineyards are selected, which come from the best terroirs from all over Rioja. It is therefore no wonder that this wine is a true explosion of fruit, structure and elegant tannins. This wine owes the perfect balance to the 14-month oak barrel aging. A superior Grandes Añadas is only made from this selection in the very largest years.

Viña el Pison comes from a unique piece of land of 2.4 hectares where the subsoil and the location of the vineyard to the sun are exceptional tenors. With an average age of 65, the vines give nothing but the very best, but unfortunately also very limited, making this whopper so unique!

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Artadi
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified Yes
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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