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.
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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.
The wine Artuke Finca de los Locos is deep ruby with a bright garnet rim and some violet tinges.
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.
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).
Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2019:
Artuke Finca de Los Locos 2018:
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:
|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||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|