£17.31/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Viñas de Gain 2017
Bottle size and vintage
Viñas de Gain is one of the best choices for making a start on the Artadi catalogue. A wine with a clean and elegant profile, refreshing, which we could immediately conjure up a picture of in two words, cherries and eucalyptus, yet it contains much more: the identity of a terroir spread out over the three towns of Laguardia, Elvillar de Álava and Leza, and the character of the Tempranillo vineyards with ages ranging between twenty and thirty years old, lying on calcareous-clay soils at an altitude of 450 to 700 m, cultivated with the utmost respect for the environment, by means of organic viticulture. For ageing Viñas de Gain, Artadi uses French barrels previously filled with one or two wines, and not new barrels.
Viñas de Gain is also the most approachable Artadi wine, a youngster full of life, rich in refreshing red fruit aromas, encased as always in impeccable ageing, and elegant like all in this great family. Its approachability and pleasantness will amaze you from the moment the bottle is opened, but do let it breathe a while and you'll enjoy it all the more: cherries, plums and redcurrants, eucalyptus leaves, liquorice stick, coffee beans, damp earth. On the palate it's flavoursome, very supple, easy to drink, elegant and very harmonious. Powerful, enjoyable and with a delightful evolution. Should anyone be left questioning whether this is or isn't a Rioja, it's undoubtedly an Artadi.
NOTE: Viñas de Gain 2014 is the last vintage to have a Rioja back label. Artadi left the Rioja QDO at the end of 2015, a decision taken with great difficulty, as they have explained whenever they have had the chance, faced with the impossibility of being able to reflect the extraordinary diversity of the Rioja terroir on the labels of their wines, and always out of a respect for all the region's vine growers and producers. Starting with the 2015, Viñas de Gain, like all the rest, is being released onto the market with the winery's label: Artadi - Álava - España, without being affiliated to any denomination. From this vintage onward, Artadi wines will have to be sought in other categories or directly by their name: Artadi.
Grilled fish / Grills / Magret of duck / Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Ox fillet / Chops / Oven-cooked meats
- Vine age:Between 20 and 30 years
- Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
- Yields:Low yields
- Ageing period:12 months
- Type of wood:French oak
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Vino redondo, sabroso y muy equilibrado. Un vino para disfrutarlo y con una relacion calidad precio muy buena. Un gran riojaby: Iñigo (26/02/2019) - Vintage 2016
Es un vino bastante redondo para su juventud. No obstante creo que mejorará un poco con el paso de los años.by: Andreas Gorgolis (28/01/2019) - Vintage 2016
Vino muy bueno
Es un vino de excelente sabor, joven con notas frutales. De fuerte sabor y aroma es un vino fácil de beber. Buena elección.by: Andreas Gorgolis (28/06/2018) - Vintage 2015
Artadi ( Viñas de Gaín) otro vino de excelente sabor. Un vino que no falta nunca en mi cava. De fuerte sabor y aroma.Lo recomiendo 100%.by: Iñigo (29/04/2018) - Vintage 2015
Un vino sabroso, explosión de frutas rojas. Gran vino al igual que el resto de vinos de Artadi, pero a un precio más asequible que los demás. Merece la pena probarlo.
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