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Artadi Izar-Leku 2017

Artadi Izar-Leku

2017
94
PARKER
94
PEÑÍN
Wines without GI (Spain)

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Spec sheet

TypeCava
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.5%
Production13,300 bottles

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
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Pale yellow / Golden glints / Greenish glints / Fine bubbles
Bouquet
Citrus fruits / Mint / Fresh herb / Toasty notes / Flint
Mouth
Juicy / Unctuous / Creamy / Saline / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 9ºC and 11ºC

Ratings and awards

201794 PK94 PN
201693+ PK93 PN93 SK
201593 PK93 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The second vintage for this amazing and unusual sparkling Txakoli, the 2016 Izar-Leku was produced by the traditional method of second fermentation in bottle, where the wine spent 18 months, but the base wine was with lees for a year (one-third in barrel) before it was put in bottle. The bottles are kept at low temperature, 13 degrees Celsius and nowadays at 11.5 degrees Celsius, which makes for a slower fermentation that produces very fine bubbles. They have not disgorged all the bottles and some are going to be kept for a bit longer, but the wine is sold out and in high demand. This is sharp, mineral and saline, bone dry and clean, precise, from a slightly warmer year than 2015 in the zone. It's slightly different, quite pure, with some nutty undertones, with a slightly rounder palate and quite long. The most striking feature of this is its salinity in the finish. Not surprisingly, the vines are some 200 meters away from the sea! They were helped by Raphaël Bérêche from Champagne fame to produce this sparkling wine. 20,000 bottles produced—what they can get from the almost four hectares of vineyards.

— Luis Gutiérrez (06/08/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 93+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4.6/5
7 reviews
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Vineyards

SoilClay sand / Slate
ClimateAtlantic
OrientationSoutheast

The winery

Artadi

Artadi

Bodegas Artadi is, in fact, the name by which the Cosecheros Alaveses cooperative is known, a well-orchestrated project that started up in 1985, in which several vine-growing associates became involved to show that cosechero (young red) wine could also prove to be great wine. They were successful, with their cosecheros and all the other wines they have added to their catalogue. During the 1990s, under the direction of Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, the winery saw its prestige...

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