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Rioja Pies Negros 2016

Bodegas Y Vinedos Artuke
Rioja Pies Negros

We love this because...

This delivers exactly what we are looking for in a Rioja – delicious dark plum and blackberry fruit flavours wrapped elegantly in a touch of spicy oak with plenty of concentration and character. Bring on the Jamon Iberico!

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We love this because...

This delivers exactly what we are looking for in a Rioja – delicious dark plum and blackberry fruit flavours wrapped elegantly in a touch of spicy oak with plenty of concentration and character. Bring on the Jamon Iberico!

HK$ 190
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Flavour profile

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

Tasting notes

Blackberry Oak Plum Spices

Pair this wine with...

Beef Hard cheeses Jamon Iberico Tomato-based sauces

The story

Wine type

Spicy, smoky red.

Region

Alavesa

Rioja

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

14%

The wine

Pies Negros is Artuke’s flagship wine, the one that really provides the backbone of the range and showcases their winemaking style. The vineyards for this wine are located around the village of Abalos and are backed up against the imposing Sierra Cantabria at around 550-620m altitude. As ever for Artuke a lot of hard work goes into the vineyards which range from 30-95 years old. This is guarantee the best fruit possible in this case providing a final blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano.

One of the things we love about Artuke is their commitment to Graciano, which whilst a difficult variety to grow offers a huge amount to the finished blend adding floral and spicy notes and great acidity and structure. Here the grapes are destemmed, fermented, pressed and then aged in a mix of tank and large and small oak barrels before blending and bottling.

The producer

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

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