Paso Las Manas, Rioja
Bodegas Artuke

Paso Las Manas, Rioja, 2018



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Bodegas Artuke, Paso Las Manas, Rioja, 2018


Tasting Notes

14 %


The first “Premier Cru” in the Artuke range, Paso Las Manas is a young site planted by Arturo and Kike at 720m elevation, abutting the Sonsierra mountains. An extremely exposed, windswept site planted on clay and mountain rock, many of the vines have been single staked in order to lend additional support. Cooler temperatures and prevailing winds means that the grapes are naturally small and low yielding with high levels of natural acidity. Harvest in 2018 took place a full 22 days later in Paso Las Manas than in Finca Los Locos, just 2km away. 100% Tempranillo with a bright acid structure, precise floral aromas, tight brambly fruit and close-knit tannins. Deep and impressive but vivid and chiselled nonetheless.






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Bodegas Artuke

Bodegas Artuke

Based in the small village of Banos de Ebro in Rioja Alavesa, brothers Arturo and Kike de Miguel (the name Artuke being a combination of the two) are inspired by the wines of Burgundy and the Artuke range comprise some of the most detailed, elegant Riojas we have ever come across. A real name in Spain’s “New Wave” movement, they are a founder member of the new "Futoro Vinador" association in Spain, and advocate for Riojas bottled along regional, village and single vineyard lines as opposed to the traditional Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva classifications that define quality according to time spent in barrel. Fermentations take place in stainless steel and concrete tanks in a gentle, static style that avoids over-extraction. After fermentation, the wines transfer to top quality, neutral French oak in sizes that range from 500L demi-muids to 3,500L foudres. Arturo and Kike prefer to limit racking and use lightly reductive techniques to their advantage, a practice that reduces the need to add sulphur and underscores the purity and transparency of fruit. Maturation in cask is short by Riojan standards; just twelve to sixteen months depending on the cuvee, less for the juicy, entry-level “Artuke” Rioja – a regional, fruity semi-carbonic wine that spends just six months in concrete. All wines apart from the “Artuke” Rioja are completely destemmed. Pies Negros is a blend of three vineyards in Avalos, abutting the Sierra de Cantabria, Finca de los Locos is a 2.80 hectare single vineyard at 550m in Banos de Ebro and Paso Las Manas is a single vineyard planted at 720m in the village of Samaniego, part of the Sierra de Cantabria. El Escolladero and La Condenada are the top wines of the estate and are every inch the Grand Crus. Production rarely exceeds 1k bottles of each.

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