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Bodegas Y Vinedos Artuke Pies Rotos Banos del Ebro Rioja 2021 750ml

SKU: 210000052191 ISBN: 8437011146021

The first 2 of their 5 different bottlings are “Vinos de Pueblo” or Village Wines and their intention is to characterize a village typicity by blending grapes sourced from each individual area. Artuke Red represents the fruit of Baños de Ebro, and the Pies Negroes is focused fruit from Abalos_read more

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Artuke is a small family winery located in Baños de Ebro, a village in Rioja Alavesa on the banks of the Ebro river. In 1991, Roberto de Miguel made the decision to stop producing bulk wine and start bottled wine. Now his children Arturo and Kike, (whose names are the basis of the winery) are leading the project.

Their grow is based on recuperating abandoned vineyards, and making new single vineyard wines. One of the two village wines. This one comes from a vineyard higher in altitude than Artuke, located on the foot of Sierra Cantabria. Richer than Artuke thanks to the oak aging. Ripe red fruit, licorice, still very fresh and bright. Winemaker Description.

 

Wine Information:

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Banos del Ebro

Variety: Tempranillo, Graciano

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

 


Grape Varieties :Tempranillo, Graciano. Fermentation " Traditional, destemmed whole-berry fermentation / crushed underfoot.
In 1991, after years of working their family-owned vineyards and caring for the vines, Miguel Blanco, with his wife Conchi, followed their passion and began to bottle their own wine. Over the years, their sons, Arturo and Kike, have become involved, taking on much of the Winery’s responsibilities. “Artuke” is a blended version of the brothers’ names.
The first 2 of their 5 different bottlings are “Vinos de Pueblo” or Village Wines and their intention is to characterize a village typicity by blending grapes sourced from each individual area. Artuke Red represents the fruit of Baños de Ebro, and the Pies Negroes is focused fruit from Abalos. They have 3 single vineyards as well, Finca de Los Locos, K4, and La Condenada….and are always seeking to acquire and restore old vineyards sites that have been abandoned and/or uncared for.
Following their belief in what their land can do, and knowing the quality of their fruit, the family has eschewed the Rioja classification system. This was a difficult decision, but they wanted to follow a more self-determining progression in elaborating the wine, rather than confine themselves to the timing and barrel aging regulations which would allow them DO Rioja status. In their minds this was a risk, but it was more important for them to express the fruit’s purity.

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