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El Sequé 2021


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

We often ask ourselves how can the same grape variety produce such different wines. Each vineyard undoubtedly has its own expression, the terroir... but when origins are very close and similar, evidence points to the producer's skill and expertise. A good example: El Sequé. Include it in a Monastrell tasting and you'll understand. El Sequé is a superior category Monastrell, a robust wine, classy, serious, powerful and excellent for cellaring, like all wines aged in barrel and bearing the Artadi signature.

El Sequé is made using grapes from a selection of old vineyards which Artadi owns in a place of the same name, in the region of Alicante, a wine-producing land since Phoenician and Roman times, with several thousand years of vine-growing tradition. These are the origins of this wine, which appears a very vivid purple colour in its youth, bright and very primary on the nose, with the most intense aromas of well-ripened plums and cherries, sweet fruit, notes of toasted bread, earth and wild flowers, and with some gentle menthol hints which imbue the wine with a very definite balsamic character. Overall, a red with clear signs of Mediterranean identity.

On the palate, El Sequé is very harmonious, warm, rounded, dense and incredibly young, although with the oak already very well integrated... and that smoothness, that amazingly soft texture, so "Artadi", a velvety mouthfeel. You couldn't go wrong if you kept this wine until it had matured in bottle for at least a couple of years; invest a bit of time, wait awhile for the pleasure, and it will reward you with greater complexity and refinement.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Lamb / Cooked sausages / Oven-cooked rabbit / Venison stew / Rice with truffles / Wild boar / Substantial dishes

Ratings and awards

202292+ PK
202193+ PK
202094+ PK93 SK
201993 PK18 JR93 SK
201894 PK
201792 PK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The just-bottled 2020 El Sequé shows harmonious, subtle and elegant, clean and precise, with superb balance and freshness. This is a great interpretation of Monastrell, a grape they feel they have understood much better in the last few years. They are using grapes from different soils in different zones, and they feel this might have added complexity to the wine. Even if young and very recently bottled, the wine feels harmonious and long. It should develop nicely in bottle. There are 50,000 bottles of this. It was bottled in November 2021.

— Luis Gutiérrez (29/04/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 94+ PARKER

Customer reviews

11 reviews


ClimateContinental with Atlantic influence

The winery

Bodegas y Viñedos El Sequé

Bodegas y Viñedos El Sequé

Laderas de Pinoso came about due to Bodegas Carchelo and Bodegas Artadi showing interest in the joint development of a project based on the production and ageing of wines, concentrating on the region’s traditional variety: the Monastrell. Their ultimate goal is the attainment of high quality wines in this area of great potential and wine-producing tradition. For this purpose, they have Jean François Gadeau as their technical director, Agapito Rico takes charge of...


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