Artesa Rioja Tempranillo
A youthful, fruity red with ripe, juicy black fruit aromas and hints of sweet spice. The palate has flavours of black cherry, more sweet spice, and a warming mouthfeel with gentle tannins. A hint of liquorice and sour cherry on the finish.
Made from Tempranillo grapes cultivated on the hillside vineyards of Rioja Baja (now called Rioja Oriental). These vineyards are around 600 metres above sea level and have clay stone soil. 80% of the vines are trained using the trellis system and 20% are bush trained. The Tempranillo grapes are crushed and chilled for several hours before fermentation is started. Fermentation is temperature controlled and lasts for 15 days, with twice daily pumping over.