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Viñas de Gain 2018

Viñas de Gain

2018
ORGANIC
93
PARKER
94
SUCKLING

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production80,000 - 90,000 bottles

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
carnes-rojas
Red meat
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats

Ox fillet, Magret of duck, Grilled fish , Rabbit lamb with fine herbs

Ratings and awards

201893 PK94 SK
201792 PK15 JR94 PN91 SK
201692+ PK17 JR93 PN
201592 PK93 PN
201491+ PK94 PN
201393 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The young red 2018 Viñas de Gaín follows the same philosophy as the white, grapes from a variety of vineyards in Laguardia and Elvillar ferment in oak and stainless steel vats followed by malolactic in barrel and an élevage in oak of nine months. It showcases the serious and fresh style of the best wines from the year. It has cold fruit and a very fine thread in the palate, fine tannins, long and balanced, very fresh. It has depth and complexity. A very good wine, it transcends its price point, like an upgraded version of the 2016. 90,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (21/01/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 93 PARKER

Relaxed, rich and well balanced. Really serious red wine that happens to be made in Rioja Alavesa. More concentrated than most. You could – just – drink it now with a hunk of meat but it seems to have a long way to go. Savoury, some yeast extract.

— Jancis Robinson (03/04/2019)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2016 - 17 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.8/5
9 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period9 months
Barrel ageSemi-new
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine ageBetween 20 and 30 years
SoilCalcareous-clay
ClimateContinental with atlantic influence
YieldsLow yields

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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