£ 54.72/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Artadi de San Lázaro 2018
Bottle size and vintage
The year 2016 had a mild winter with hardly any rainfall. The rains arrived in spring in abundance, ensuring good budding and a remarkable growth of vegetation. Summer was unusually hot and dry, which led to the plants fighting for the subsoil water reserves; the rain eventually arrived during the second week of September, allowing a good finishing of maturation. The result has been wines with a graceful bearing, clean-cut fruit and exciting honesty. Approachable, packed full of natural energy and transparency, they are wines which reflect the year and express with total clarity the philosophy of Juan Carlos López de Lacalle.
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...