Vibrant plum and cherry aromas combine with smoky, herbal notes. The palate is complex with juicy bramble fruit, black pepper, and lifted, savoury characters.
This large, family-owned estate draws from 800 hectares of elevated hillside vineyards in some of the best zones of Rioja Baja. Thanks to a combination of the high quality of the grapes from these vineyards and modern vinification cellars, the young, unoaked wines are fresh and vibrant with good richness of fruit for wines at this level. A new barrel ageing cellar was completed in 2006 as production of the ripe and supple Crianza increases.
200 hectares of estate vineyards near Alfaro provide the basis of the Artesa range and the best of these, at high altitude (500 to 600 metre), with mature vines and poor, stony soils, have been converted to organic production.
Fermented in stainless steel. Matured for 6 months in new American oak barrels.
Drink with casseroles, red meat or manchego cheese.
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