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Artigas 2016

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€19.90

Artigas 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

P 92
Parker Score 92
92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€19.90
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Details

Advised by the prestigious French oenologists Michel Tardieu and Philippe Cambie, Bodega Mas Alta presents the new vintage of the red wine Artigas.

Interestingly, this Spanish red wine is crafted from a complex blend of grapes grown in different kinds of soils, and aged in different kinds of barrels. All with the aim of reflecting the uniqueness of Priorat's terroir.

This wine from La Vilella Alta is made from Grenache coming from 25-year-old vines, Carignan coming from 90-year-old vines, and Cabernet Sauvignon coming from young vines.

Manually harvested and selected, the grapes were cold-soaked and fermented at a temperature below 26ºC. After 15 days, Artigas 2016 was transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged for 16 months. 35% of the barrels were new, while the rest were 2nd and 3rd year. Before its bottling, the wine was gently filtered.

We suggest that you decant this red wine from Priorat 1 hour before you drink it.

Additional Information

Appearance

The Spanish red wine Artigas has an intense, cherry-coloured high robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Marvelously fresh, this Crianza red wine carries some lively notes of damson and bramble, a panoply of exotic spices, some hints of liquorice and menthol, a speck of toast, and a subtle mineral background.

Palate

Powerful and bold, this wine from Bodega Mas Alta has big bones and a substantial body. The wine, though, is neither heavy nor flabby, thanks to a tense acidity and lively tannins that promise a long life. Besides the ever-present fruit, the wine displays enticing notes of garrigue, underbush, resin and menthol, along with a wonderful minerality and a dash of liquorice. Very long and persistent.

Our personal opinion

Intense? Yes, but also, wonderfully fresh and deep. Artigas 2016 is a perfect companion for hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Artigas 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Artigas 2014:

Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah aged for 12 months. Enterwine 92. Peñín 94.

Artigas 2013:

The blend did not include Syrah. Aged for 16 months in oak. Parker 90. Peñín 93.

Artigas 2011:

Parker 92. Peñín 94.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker Score 92
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. artigas review by McGyver on 3/15/2018
    Value

    Mas alta Bodega has been improving its wines year after year. This is a gem, a sort of Priorat meets Bordeaux wine.

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