Artadi La Morera de San Lázaro is a red wine made by the Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi winery in Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa.
Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi’s origins date back to 1985, when a group of winegrowers decided to get together and start making their wines as a cooperative.
In 1992 the Lacalle took over the running of this cooperative with the aim of producing unique wines, wines that reflect their origin. They put all their effort into cultivating the vineyard, thereby giving greater prominence to smallholding wines. This led to them leaving the D.O.Ca. Rioja in 2015, without abandoning wine production in this region.
Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi currently has over 80 hectares of vineyards in La Rioja, with different characteristics, especially in terms of the composition of the soils. It is also part of the winemaking group that also consists of the wineries Bodegas y Viñedos Artazu (Navarre) and Bodegas y Viñedos El Sequé (Alicante).
Artadi La Morera of San Lázaro is a red wine made with Tempranillo grapes from a 1.6 hectare plot, Saint Lazarus, planted in 1956 on clay-calcareous soils with a clay-sandy texture.
After harvesting by hand, it ferments with native yeasts in open wooden vats for 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place for 14 months in French oak barrels.