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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Bodegas Artuke

Region:

Spain & Portugal

Appellation:

Rioja

Grape Type:

Tempranillo

Finca de los Locos, Rioja, 2017

6x75cl £95.00

10 cases, 2 bottles

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Tasting Note:

A 2.80 hectare single vineyard planted at 550m elevation on gravel and sandy soils in Banos de Ebro in Rioja Alavesa. More fluid than the denser 2016 but unexpectedly more complex too; very stony and Mediterranean with notes of fresh herb and dry earth, tannins fairly prominent but makes up for that with bags of character – undeniably a wine of quality and a clear sense of place. Tempranillo with 18% Graciano and 2% Viura. Aged entirely in large oak vat. Really interesting, finishing on mineral notes with rock salt and black strawberries.

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