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Artuke Pies Negros 2018

Artuke Pies Negros

2018
Rioja (Spain)
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PARKER
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We can call the Pies Negros a village wine as all the grapes used in its production come from the sm...

13.25

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Artuke Pies Negros 2018

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

We can call the Pies Negros a village wine as all the grapes used in its production come from the small village of Ábalos, in the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria mountain range. The first vines were planted here on these chalky soils way back in the 1920s. Worked in an environmentally-friendly way at heights of 600 metres above sea level, the resulting wines capture the true character of the Atlantic.

The name of the wine — Pies Negros, black feet — is a homage to the tradition of grape-stomping, a tradition still alive and well at the Artuke Bodegas y Viñedos winery. Traditions like this together with the high altitudes of the vineyards deliver an excellent wine whose freshness and typicity give it its unique identity.

Grapes are hand-collected, destemmed, and crushed through stomping to start off the fermentation of the must. A small quantity of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels before the finished wine is blended in different-aged wooden barrels to maintain the primary tones of the grape. Its cherry colour with violet hues shouts out its fruitiness. This wine is a treat, offering a certain complexity showing the balance between its juicy fruit and the tannins from the grape skin. Bitter delicacies add a touch of elegance to the essence of a simple grape, and make the Pies Negros a very moreish wine. Its aroma combines blackberries and liquorice with flowery hints of violets. Wide, lactic, and balanced on the palate, this alluring and tantalizing drink is a perfect wine to get to know the Tempranillo grape and rediscover the Rioja appellation.

Food pairing

Iberian sausages / Magret of duck / Meat rice dishes

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 32 and 98 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay
  • Climate:Atlantic with mediterranean influence
  • Yields:Low yields

Production

  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Nacho Zaballos (19 Feb) - Vintage 2018

Decepcionante

Habia leído mucho y bien de este proyecto, pero me ha resultado una decepcion, no me gustan los vinos agresivos y este lo es.

by: Kari L. (24/03/2019) - Vintage 2017

Nice and balanced

Decided to order this mainly for the curiosity of the name I have to confess! Fruity, has character and stands well out from the bulk. Will certainly buy again.

by: Guy (28/03/2018) - Vintage 2016

Modern fruity Rioja

We tried this wine based on Guitierrez (Parker reviewer Spain) review. We found it too young, maybe we should have decanted, very fruitful but to much smelling as candy which improved when we drunk next the remainder of the bottle. So we will buy more bottles to keep and start drinking in 6 months time because 2016 is very good vintage for Rioja.

by: Luis (18/12/2018) - Vintage 2016

Siempre excelente

Buen precio para este gran vino. No dudaria en volverlo a pedir. Maridaje de carne roja o verduras de la tierra Riojana. Una bode poco comun.

by: José Antonio Mariño Gómez (10/05/2018) - Vintage 2016

Me encanta es inigualable!

Es el color mas bonito que he visto en un vino y un espesor unico. Tiene un olor suave y afrurado igual que su sabor unico. Lo recomiendo!

Artuke, Bodegas y Viñedos

Artuke, Bodegas y Viñedos

Artuke is a family-run winery owned by the Miguel Blanco family and located in the town of Baños de Ebro. It maintains 17 hectares of vineyards in the Rioja Alavesa, from where it produces wines with a distinct personality. Inheriting the tradition passed down from his forebears, Roberto decided to build the present winery in 1985, setting it up with the technology and equipment required for keeping wine production going and enabling it to cope with growing demand. Today, it ...