Red Wine Artigas 2020
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The red wine Artigas is produced by the Mas Alta winery, a project is supervised by Michel Tardieu and Philippe Cambie, two prestigious oenologists from the Rhône Valley.
Interestingly, this Spanish red wine from DOQ Priorat is crafted from blend of grapes grown in different kinds of soils and aged in different kinds of barrels. All is done with the aim of reflecting the incomparable Priorat 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. Most of the grapes come from estate vineyards.
Manually harvested and selected, the grapes were cold-soaked and fermented at a temperature below 26ºC.
After 15 days, Artigas 2020 was transferred into new, second and third year French oak barrels, where it was aged for 16 months. Before being bottled, the wine was kept for 4 months in concrete diposits to further smoothen its edges.
We suggest that you decant this red wine from Priorat 1 hour before you drink it.
35,000 bottles produced.
The red wine Artigas is medium purple with a garnet rim.
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. This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon is very seductive.
Although this wine from Bodega Mas Alta is big-boned, it is neither heavy nor flabby, thanks to a steely acidity and some lively tannins that promise a long life ahead. There is succulent fruit, garrigue, an enticing floral note and the trademark Priorat minerality. Finish is long and elegant.
|Our personal opinion||
Bold? Yes, but also, wonderfully fresh and deep. Artigas 2020 is a perfect companion for hearty dishes.
Enterwine 93. Parker 92.
Enterwine 92. Parker 92.
Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah aged for 12 months. Enterwine 92. Peñín 94.
The blend did not include Syrah. Aged for 16 months in oak. Parker 90. Peñín 93.
Parker 92. Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.|
|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|