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Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros 2017

Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros

2017
Spain (Spain)
ORGANIC
(91-92)
PARKER

A flagship for quality in the Rioja area (although it left the Rioja appellation in 2015), Artadi is...

Other bottle sizes and vintages

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£ 94.53

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Spain (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

A flagship for quality in the Rioja area (although it left the Rioja appellation in 2015), Artadi is one of the key wineries to understand the huge transformation Spanish winemaking has undertaken. Their pioneering project gives utmost importance to the age of the vines and the terroir, moves on from traditional crianza indicators, and produces wines plot by plot. The result — a catalogue of top quality wines affordable for all wine-lovers. Without doubt, this is an essential winery in the history of Spanish wine.

A clear example of this is the Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros wine, one of the best parcel wines (made from unique plots) from Juan Carlos López de Lacalle's winery. It is made with carefully selected Tempranillo grapes from the La Poza de Ballesteros vineyard located on a gentle hillside of poor, deep and compact soils, grown using environmentally-friendly organic agriculture methods. Twelve months ageing in new French oak barrels results in an enveloping red wine which, as the Artadi winemakers say, offers us the rough expressiveness which characterizes wines from this plot. A wine with volume and clear tones of very ripe and seasoned fruit, it delights the drinker with wide, round and dense tannins and elaborate and mature retronasal aromas and aftertaste.

  • Climate:Atlantic with continental influence
ORGANIC
  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French oak

Customer reviews

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by: marco (9 Jan) - Vintage 2015

Typical Arcadi

Like every Arcadi red I've tasted it had a wonderful freshness and optimum acidity, combined with a powerful somewhat fleshy mouthfeel with a beautiful creamy and spicy finish.

by: Jose (7 Jan) - Vintage 2015

Un trabajo excepcional

Un vino bien trabajado y, sin perder la esencia de la región, muy amable al paladar. Se trata de un Rioja muy bien elaborado y que proporciona una gran experiencia. Aunque no suelo consumir vinos de la Rioja, por una cuestión de preferencias, puedo decir que la Poza de Artadi se ha convertido en una excepción.

by: J. M. Sastre (10/07/2019) - Vintage 2014

Clásico y moderno Rioja

Sin perder la contundencia de un Rioja, color violeta, aromas muy frutales. En boca, se notan taninos amplios, gran sensación de volumen, maduro, redondo y recuerdos de fruta bien madura.

by: Eva (10/01/2017) - Vintage 2014

Con carácter

Ningún vino de Artadi me ha defraudado nunca y recomendaría siempre beberlo con años de botella, son vinos que hay que guardar en la bodega de casa durante años para disfrutarlos como merecen. No es fácil, pero si no los compra uno con tiempo, los precios van subiendo, lo mejor es comprarlos a la avanzada y guardarlos. ¿Cuál es mejor o cómo es La Poza respecto de los otros parcelarios? Difícil decirlo. Quizá La Poza es el más distinto si lo comparamos con el Valdeginés o el Carretil pero los desconozco todavía bastante, he probado sólo algunos y cada añada me ha mostrado algo distinto, ¡algo que para mí es una de sus mejores virtudes! La Poza, quizá lo definiría como más mediterráneo y los otros dos más minerales; pero la añada es tan crucial siempre... Cada uno tiene su carácter, es más un tema de precio elegir cuál.

by: wineloverX (07/08/2017) - Vintage 2013

Great full body wine.

I can say that I really love this wine. It has never let me down for years on it and I am sure also in the future.

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...