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Characteristics of Artadi Viña El Pisón
... "the respect of the agronomic environment, the flora and the fauna which coexist in our vineyards is our main objective". Juan Carlos López de Lacalle. At the winery Artadi, one of the most representative wineries en the region of Rioja, a winemaking is conducted in which respect and the efforts to preserve nature and the set of natural resources of the vines is highly valued. With this premises, the winemaker's attitude is not a confrontation with the vineyard or a fight againts natural factors but an attitude of cooperation. At Artadi, the winemaker is one more in the process, and helps supporting and understanding the plant in adversity and showing a great respect and comprehension of the behaviour of nature.
Serve at 18ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Grilled red meats, Game animals, Roasted red meats, Stews, Game birds, Game stew
In terms of climate, the 2017 vintage began with a winter of mild temperatures and moderate rainfall, followed by a spring with average rain and higher temperatures than usual, which favoured early sprouting. Like many wineries in the area, this vintage was marked by the fateful night of April 28, when temperatures dropped drastically causing frosts of catastrophic consequences. This frost, fortunately, had different effects on the crop, depending on the orography and the phenolic state of the vineyard. This way, in Artadi vineyard, the impact caused a 20-25% reduction of the harvest.In months following the frost, the weather conditions were frankly beneficial for the recovery of the vineyard, with temperatures and rains higher to the average in the region. Thus allowed harvesting with almost imperceptible phenolic differences.As Carlos López de Lacalle tells us, a great vintage that has managed to make adversity an occasion of virtue.
SightDark picota cherry colour. Very intense. Dense tears show on the glass.NoseElegant and complex in the nose. High concentration of aromas of ripe fruit rich in nuances. Powerful toasted sensations. Mineral touches and some alcoholic-soaked hints.TasteRound, rich and elegant on the palate. This wine fills the whole mouth with fruity flavours and a certain mineral, spicy character. Ripe, creamy, fine tannins. Aftertaste of fine toasted notes. Very long and persistent finish.
SightCherry red colour with maroon edge. Clean and bright, glyceride.NoseHigh intensity, complex and deep nose. Great load of fruit, with delicate spiced and oak wood aromas from its ageing in barrels. Mineral hints in the background finish up the whole.TasteStunning attack, elegant and well-defined mid-palate, with body and structure. Well-balanced acidity. Long and persistent finish which gives back the sensations perceived in the nose.
SightBeautiful cherry red colour, with medium robe. Clean and bright. Abundant tear.NoseMedium-high intensity nose, elegant and delicate aromas, among which very ripe red fruit stands out, together with balsamic, spiced and lactic notes with hardwood that harmonizes the whole.TasteElegant attack and very tasty and silky mid-palate. Good structure with ripe and velvety tannins and a well-balanced acidity. Very long and persistent aftertaste. Well-balanced, glossy, round, elegant and harmonious wine. A pleasure for the senses.
El Pisón shows a very intense, dark cherry color. Dense legs.
NoseVery expressive and seductive, intense aromas. Subtle notes of very sweet fruit (berries) accompanied by fine roasted and spices. Herbaceous, mineral touches with some liquor. Complex and delicate aromas.TasteConcentrated, rich and round wine. Powerful but soft tannins that fill the mouth and give an extraordinary mid palate. Great structure and balanced acidity. Long, persistent aftertaste. A powerful wine, complex, silky and very elegant.
Very intense dark cherry colour. Dense tear.
NoseElegance and aromatic complexity. Great concentration of ripe fruit aromas with a high diversity of nuances. Toast powerful sensations. Mineral touches and some liquor. Taste
Viña El Pison 2005 is a round, fat and elegant wine. A wine that fills the mouth with a tasty mid palate and lots of fruit. Creamy, fine and ripe tannins. Fine toasty aftertaste and a long lingering finish.
SightCherry colour with maroon sort of brick red edge. Clean and bright.NoseHigh-intensity, complex and harmonious nose, full of subtleness. Ripe black fruit, well combined with delicate spiced touches, hardwood notes and, soft balsamic and mineral notes.TasteGood attack, with a firm, delicate and velvety mid-palate with ripe fruit reminiscences. Ripe, polished and very well-integrated tannins. Correct acidity and, pleasant and long finish. Floral, smoked and toasted aromas are noticed at retro-olfaction.
Bodegas Artadi was founded in Laguardia back in 1985 as the´Cooperative Cosecheros Alaveses’', led by Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle. It was an association of a group of growers that wanted to collaborate on a business project based on the viticultural wealth of the La Rioja Alavesa region. They wanted the opportunity to prove that the use of carbonic maceration could also produce great wines, and this they did. Artadi has a history linked to the memory and stories of the people who helped found the winery and make what it is today. Outside of the busy and overcrowded industry , Artadi is based on passion and respect for the land and vineyards.