Mixed Case:
Artuke Six

Bodegas Artuke Discovery Case

£229.80

Artuke Tinto 2019
No oak, bright forest fruit flavours and great freshness.

Artuke ‘Pies Negros’ 2018
A pure, dark fruited Rioja. Great acidity, earthy hints, low oak/unusual for Rioja.

Artuke ‘Finca de los Locos’ 2018
Packed with dark and red berry fruit, hints of balsamic herbs and wildflowers. Generous on the palate but well defined with lovely acidity.

Artuke ‘Paso las Mañas’ 2018
A single vineyard ‘terroir driven Rioja. Perfumed, earthy and herby with dark fruit and a deep complexity.

We once asked Arturo Blanco what the philosophy at Bodegas Artuke was and he simply replied ‘we are farmers’. The approach here is 100% focused on interpreting the family’s 32 plots which are split between the villages of Baños de Ebro and Ábalos in Rioja Alavesa. Biodynamic techniques are employed in the vineyards and Arturo and Kike are also busy recovering old, ignored plots of ancient vines. Vinification is aimed at expressing the characteristics of the vineyard and quality of fruit above all else. As such, the first two wines in the range are ‘village’ wines from Baños de Ebro and Ábalos respectively, followed by three single vineyard wines. The restrained use of oak and inclination towards different types/sizes of barrel, plus an unwillingness to adhere to the subscribed regimes for classification means that Artuke are precluded from using Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva designations on their wines.

Artuke ‘La Condenada’
Complex and layered with dark and red fruit and balsamic notes. Round, generous tannins and savoury, earthy complexity with an extraordinatily long finish. Just 1,000 bottles produced.

Artuke ‘El Escolladero’ 2018
Great minerality, with plenty of ripe forest fruit, clear, fine tannins and a very long finish.

Artuke Tinto 2019
No oak, bright forest fruit flavours and great freshness.

Artuke ‘Pies Negros’ 2018
A pure, dark fruited Rioja. Great acidity, earthy hints, low oak/unusual for Rioja.

Artuke ‘Finca de los Locos’ 2018
Packed with dark and red berry fruit, hints of balsamic herbs and wildflowers. Generous on the palate but well defined with lovely acidity.

Artuke ‘Paso las Mañas’ 2018
A single vineyard ‘terroir driven Rioja. Perfumed, earthy and herby with dark fruit and a deep complexity.

We once asked Arturo Blanco what the philosophy at Bodegas Artuke was and he simply replied ‘we are farmers’. The approach here is 100% focused on interpreting the family’s 32 plots which are split between the villages of Baños de Ebro and Ábalos in Rioja Alavesa. Biodynamic techniques are employed in the vineyards and Arturo and Kike are also busy recovering old, ignored plots of ancient vines. Vinification is aimed at expressing the characteristics of the vineyard and quality of fruit above all else. As such, the first two wines in the range are ‘village’ wines from Baños de Ebro and Ábalos respectively, followed by three single vineyard wines. The restrained use of oak and inclination towards different types/sizes of barrel, plus an unwillingness to adhere to the subscribed regimes for classification means that Artuke are precluded from using Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva designations on their wines.

Artuke ‘La Condenada’
Complex and layered with dark and red fruit and balsamic notes. Round, generous tannins and savoury, earthy complexity with an extraordinatily long finish. Just 1,000 bottles produced.

Artuke ‘El Escolladero’ 2018
Great minerality, with plenty of ripe forest fruit, clear, fine tannins and a very long finish.

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