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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Bodegas Artuke

Region:

Spain & Portugal

Appellation:

Rioja

Grape Variety:

Tempranillo

El Escolladero, Rioja, 2018

6x75cl £250.00

10 cases Equiv. £41.67 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

A “Grand Cru”, El Escolladero is a 0.95 hectare single site in Avalos, planted in 1950 at 660m. Close to the mountains. A natural field blend of roughly 80% Tempranillo and 20% Graciano. Limestone driven soils. A big step up here, the 2018 displays a really intense mineral core, with electrifying forest fruit, crisp refined tannins and an incredibly long, persistent, palate-staining finish. An absolute stunner.

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