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Fine Wines Rioja 2010

Posted on 6th March 2012 by JN Wine

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Fine Wines Rioja 2010


In our opinion Artadi’s wines are among the best currently available from Spain. The winemaking is modern and precise, allowing the quality of the fruit to shine through, yet never at the expense of finesse and complexity. Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle is a good friend of JN Wine and a frequent visitor to these shores where his wines now have a loyal fan-base. If you have yet to discover these elegant wines, now is your chance.

2010 was a vintage of variable weather conditions. Springtime was warm and sunny but in summer the temperatures did not really rise and rainfall was also below expectations. The result was a long, slow ripening season with high sugar levels, high tannins and lower levels of acidity. Consequently the resulting wines are structurally excellent with good definition and weight on the mid-palate, yet with a particularly lovely purity of fruit. We expect them to be ready to drink before the mighty 2009s.

The JN team visited Artadi in June 2011 and tasted the full range of 2010s with Juan Carlos and his son

Vintage 2010 Available to purchase now en primuer

Artadi Pagos Viejos 2010

Sourced from the oldest and the best vines of the estate, this wine is made up from several individual plots: La Poza, Valdegines and El Carretil – which are also available as single vineyard wines .“This wine is superb. Vibrant, elegant nose with great depth. Excellent structure with plenty of freshness to balance. A wine of incredible purity and complexity.” JN team, June 2011

£175.00 / €210.00 per 6 bottles Order Online

The Single Vineyard Collection

Please note availability is very limited.

Valdegines 2010

“This vineyard has a westerly exposure which means the style of wine is open and forward. It has an alluring bouquet of violets, an elegant nose. Refreshing and gentle on the palate, bags of finesse. Very pretty and long. Typical purity of fruit that characterises the Artadi 2010s.” JN team, June 2011

£57.50 / €69.00 per 3 bottles Order Online

El Carretil 2010

“This is both the highest and the smallest vineyard on the estate.Juan Carlos says this wine of “full of life and soul”. The star of the Artadi 2010s, this is the wine that gives Pagos Viejos (of which it is a constituent) electricity and excitement. Beautiful flavour, extremely fine.” JN team, June 2011

£135.00 / €162.50 per 3 bottles Order Online

La Poza 2010

“Rich and spicy with complex mineral and spice. Structured and ripe. Rich mouth, dark and red fruits, very focused. Massive length. Artadi’s 2010s are amazing – the purity of fruit is exceptional.” JN team, June 2011

£95.00 / €114.00 per 3 bottles Order Online

El Pison

Artadi El Pisón 2010

“Complicated nose, a lot going on. Great depth and concentration. On the nose, it is floral and mineral with a touch of balsamic. This transfers well onto the palate with the addition of great fruit purity. There is plenty of flavour with beautiful texture. This is really well balanced and very long. A great wine.” JN team, June 2011

£600.00 / €720.00 per 6 bottles Order Online

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