Artuke Pies Negros Rioja 2018
Bodegas Artuke is based in Rioja Alvasea, where they champion site specific wines grown using biodynamic techniques and suicidally low yeilds even at the entry level.
This wine represents the 'mid-point' in the range from Artuke who escew the traditional 'Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva' system. Here the wines are aged in various sized and differently aged barrels for 18 months to enhance structure and complexity rather than add big oak flavours. Something the barrique obessed Consejo Regulador do not allow for their classifications.
ABV : 14%