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Artuke Finca de los Locos Rioja 2018

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Special Price $48.00 Regular Price $60.00
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    Producer:
    Country: Spain
    Region: Rioja
    Size: BTL
    Vintage: 2018
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    The first of the single-vineyards is the Finca de Los Locos, from a plot planted in 1981 in a terrace of Baños de Ebro at 120 meters above the level of the river, on gravel and sandy soils rich in limestone. It's mostly Tempranillo with 20% Graciano and a 2% pinch of white Viura fermented uncrushed with indigenous yeasts and matured in 500- and 600-liter barrels and two 3,500-liter oak foudre for 12 months. This wine has evolved tremendously since they moved away from the 225-liter barrels; and the priority now is to use large vats, and the remaining wine goes to large barrels. LUIS GUTIERREZ

    If you are only to buy one wine from this offer this is the one to get - this has great intensity and depth - yet retains the bright freshness of the great 2018 vintage. This is a wine that I think really needs a few year to show all that it can but be warned it is sooo good now you will be hard pressed to keep it. ALEX WILCOX
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