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Artigas

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Artigas
Red wine Barrel. 16 months in French, Allier oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cariñena,  Garnacha Tinta
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.5%
Red wine Barrel. 16 months in French, Allier oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cariñena,  Garnacha Tinta
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Artigas

Artigas is a red wine made by Bodegas Mas Alta in the Priorat. It is a blend of Grenache Noir together with Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grapes come from vineyards and winemakers in the village of Viella Alta.

The age of the vines ranges, from between 10 years at the youngest, to 90 for the oldest. They grow on soils of slate, clay and limestone, approximately between 250 and 450 metres above sea level.

Its low-yielding vineyards result in growing high quality grapes.

The harvest is manual and Artigas grapes undergo a double selection process before barrelling by gravity.

The subsequent fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures.

Artigas finally spends 16-month aging in French oak barrels from Allier, 35% of which are new barrels, 30% are one year old and 35% two years old.

Bodegas Mas Alta was established in 1998 when Michel Vanhoutte, with his passion for wine and some Belgian partners, began creating plantations of vineyards in the Priorat.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Pasta with meat sauce, Roasted red meats, Iberian ham, Roasted Pork, Roasted turkey, Mature cheese, Grilled red meats

Tasting notes Artigas

We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
A year with a very good balance. This vintage was characterised by the absence of water stress for the plants. Winter and spring were favourable in terms of rainfall and temperatures were slightly higher than usual. At the time of budding, there was no rain, so the vines developed in a suitable manner. The flowering took place in a clean way and the Grenache vines settled in an excellent way. Summer was characterised by cool and dry days, but also humid, which led to good photosynthesis and growth of the plants. During the end of the summer, before the harvest, there was still some humidity, which preserved the freshness of the soil and, consequently, achieving a gradual ripening of the grapes, perfect to retain the aromas and the good acidity. The negative factor was the rain during the harvest days. In short, the vintage has been somewhat atypical for Priorat, with wines that are less voluminous than in a normal year in the area, but with a good acidity that is reflected in the wines and that will keep them optimal for many years.
Sight Powerful cherry red with garnet rim. Thin red tear. Nose Good intensity and fruity aromas. Notes of toasted oak with hints of spice and liquorice. Mineral nuances in the aftertaste. Taste Powerful and fresh. Good balance and acidity. Fruity with notes of oak and mineral notes. A somewhat bitter end with persistent tannins.
Sight Intense red cherry colour with garnet rim. Fine tinted tear. Nose Good intensity on the nose. Lots of fruit, especially ripe black fruit. Toasted oak, spices, mountain herbs, liquorice and some minerality from the licorella. Taste The palate is a powerful, but fresh. Balanced with good acidity. Again, a prominence of fruit with memories of the barrel and a special minerality. Tannins are present but friendly. Long and very persistent slightly bitter aftertaste.
Sight Pretty, deep, ruby red colour with violet reflections. Clean and bright, with abundant dark tears staining the glass. Nose Lots of ripe black fruit with aromas of picota cherries, wild plums and blackcurrents prevailing. Subtle hints of fine woods and strong mineral notes. Taste Rounded, well-balanced and fresh with a velvety texture and soft tannins. A delicious red wine.

Ratings

  • Parker 92
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 92

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2017 --
2016 --
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory
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    07/10/19 Artigas 2016 Still young, but will evolve to 4 Stars
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    23/12/16 Artigas 2014 Excellent wine from spain
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    Designation of Origin D.O.Q. Priorat

    Winery Bodegas Mas Alta

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