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Artadi - Vina El Pison Rioja 2021 (Pre-arrival) (3L)

Artadi Description

The Artadi estate was created in 1985 by the dynamic visionary winemaker, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle. His objective was to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo, when cultivated at high altitude, low-cropped, and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatments (with minor American oak influences) produces some of Rioja’s best wines.

Artadi is about purity of extracted fruit with almost Burgundian textures. In fact, critics have often compared these wines to the top wines of Chambolle-Musigny and other top appellations of Burgundy. The key to this level of elegance comes from the cold wines of the Pyrenees which blow from the north. This coupled with moderate temperatures tend to make these wines a study in elegance and power, the iron fist in a velvet glove if you will. They are some of the most extraordinary examples of Tempranillo in the world.

James Suckling: 100 Points

"Reductive at first before deep aromas emerge of mineral, fine herbs, white pepper, oyster shells, hibiscus, freshly chopped blueberries and forest berries. Really dissolved and transparent on the palate with great tension and immaculate tannins. Persistent, mineral-driven finish. Already approachable now but this has impeccable balance, allowing it to age effortlessly. Better give it two years to get rid of the reduction." 09/23 100 Points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com:

Wine Advocate: 95-97 Points

"The 2021 Viña El Pisón had a similar élevage as the other wines, as they do not use the new barrels in the top wines like they used to do in the past; they try to have similar percentage of new barrels in all the wines. This is silky, a little riper and more aromatic than the 2020 and with a very long aftertaste. The wine is not oaky at all; it's quite fruit-driven, and as usually happens with this wine, it's quite austere, a little closed and backward. And despite its concentration and power, it doesn't seem to weigh heavy. Persistent. It's been in tank since June 2021 after it finished malolactic fermentation in barrel." 02/23 95-97 Points, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 

 Pre-arrival 
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95-97
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100

Price: $1699.00

Sale Price: $1399.00

Quantity Available: 2

'#12 Top 100 Wines of 2023,' James Suckling

Producer Artadi
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2021
Sku 17711
Size 3L
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