Red Wine Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2020

Crianza red wine from Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo & Graciano aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Tempranillo,
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Availability: In stock

€18.50
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Produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke, one of the pioneers of the so-called "new Rioja", Artuke Finca de Los Locos is a single parcel Spanish red wine made from 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano.

The name of the wine, which could be translated as "The Mad Men Estate", has an interesting story behind it. In 1950, the grandfather of Arturo and Kike de Miguel, the current owners of the winery, bought a parcel at 550 metres of altitude, called Paraje Peñaescalera. Located in a remote area of La Rioja in which no one had ever thought of planting vines, the locals said that the idea of doing such thing was utter madness. That is how The Mad Men Estate was born.

The first vines were planted in the 1980s. A few years later, the winemakers found, in a twist of poetic justice, that the quality of the grapes coming from the Mad Men estate was unparalleled in the region.

This remarkable Spanish red wine was vinified in a traditional manner. Meticulously harvested, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, malolactic fermentation took place in 500-litre oak barrels, where the wine was also aged for over a period of 16 months.

Before its bottling, Artuke Finca de los Locos 2020 was gently filtered.

Production below 8,000 bottles.

Decant this Rioja red wine 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Artuke Finca de los Locos is deep ruby with a bright garnet rim and some violet tinges.

Nose

Aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries, characteristic of the Tempranillo variety. Some mineral notes, hints of toast and cocoa and touches of clove and vanilla. In the background, some floral hints, a Graciano trademark, accompanied by some undergrowth remembrances.

Palate

Packed with information and still in the process of harmonizing its parts, this wine from Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke is fresh, focused and characteristic. Sappy dark fruit and intense minerality, with crunchy tannins, a steely acidity and long finish with a note of tea leaves, lavender and ink.

Our personal opinion

An under-the-radar stunner with good ageing potential, Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2020 will be a great match for a seared duck breast or a "cochinillo" (roast suckling pig).

OTHER VINTAGES

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2019:

Enterwine 93.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2018:

Enterwine 93.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2017:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Tim Atkin 94. James Suckling 92.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2015:

Parker 92. Peñín 94. Enterwine 94.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 94. Parker 90.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2013:

Parker 90. Peñín 94.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2012:

Peñín 94. Parker 91.

Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2011:

Parker 91

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 80%, Graciano 20%.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
locos
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Terrific Rioja. A wine with a great personality, really deep and fascinating.
Review by (Posted on 2 July 2018)
New rioja
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The "new" Rioja is beginning to produce some outstanding wines. This Finca Locos by Artuke is very pure, and it has a sort of straightforwardness and inner drive which, in contrast with the restrain of traditional Rioja, I find tremendously attractive. Oak is less present also, and the wine breathes freely. Superb!!
Review by (Posted on 23 October 2017)
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