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Rioja Finca Los Locos 2014 2014

Bodegas Y Vinedos Artuke
Rioja Finca Los Locos 2014

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This spectacular vineyard is located on a terrace overlooking the Ebro valley and Arturo’s grandfather was considered mad (hence the name) for buying such a difficult site. We’re incredibly glad he did as the wines from this site are a fantastic combination of concentration and finesse.

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We love this because...

This spectacular vineyard is located on a terrace overlooking the Ebro valley and Arturo’s grandfather was considered mad (hence the name) for buying such a difficult site. We’re incredibly glad he did as the wines from this site are a fantastic combination of concentration and finesse.

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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 80
Acidity (A): 80
Body (B): 60
Tannin (T): 60
Fruit (F): 80

Tasting notes

Blackberry Coffee Mushroom Raspberry

Pair this wine with...

Casserole Chorizo Lamb Spicy

The story

Wine type

Spicy, punchy red.

Region

Alavesa

Rioja

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

14%

The wine

This vineyard, which is located at 550m on a terrace overlooking the Ebro valley, was bought originally by Arturo and Kike’s grandfather who was considered mad – hence the name – for wanting to take on such a difficult plot. That perception comes down largely to the nature of the soils which have a thin layer of sand and gravel over limestone which naturally helps reduce vigour and yield. However, what is not great for quantity can be absolutely fantastic for quality and that is absolutely the case here with this site producing grapes that offer both concentration and finesse. 

The blend here is 80% Tempranillo with 20% Graciano and after harvesting all of the grapes are destemmed and undergo fermentation before pressing and being sent to barrel. Here Artuke also choose to do things a little differently increasingly using larger oak to retain the purity of the fruit alongside contributing extra flavour and structure.

The producer

Located in Banos Del Ebro in the Rioja subregion of Alavesa (which is actually mainly in the Pays...

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