ARTUKE – Finca de Los Locos 2018

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Wine Description

Aroma Black fruits, black fruit compote, blueberries and plums, expressive, powerful and decidedly creamy and vanilla.
Color Intense, bright cherry red.
Palate The palate is very structured, with a long finish and a spectacular and seductive fruity aftertaste.
Overall result The wine feels round, with polished tannins, ripe flavours and a good structure. A very good value for money.
Match with ...hearty cured meats, a strong cheese, braised meats but also short roasts and grilled meats.
Alcohol 14 vol%


Region D.O.Ca. La Rioja
Vintage 2018
Grape Varieties 80% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano.
Soil Light, loose clay and limestone soils.
Height Approx. 450 - 550 m above sea level.
Climate Continental climate with Atlantic influence, providing cold and long winters and warm summers. The harsh Atlantic winds are shielded by the Cantabrian Mountains.
Harvest Hand picking



Fermentation In 500l French oak barrels
Maturation 12 to 16 months in 500l French oak barrels and 35hl barrels.
Maceration 12 days at 28ºC



Robert Parker 93+/100
Tim Atkin 94/100



Luis Gutierréz the critic Robert Parkers writes:

"The 2018 Finca de Los Locos comes from a single vineyard in the municipality of Baños de Ebro, a terrace planted in 1981 at 120 metres above the river with sandy and gravelly soils with a high limestone content. The varietal breakdown was 78% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano and 2% Viura, de-stemmed but uncrushed, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for a year in 500 and 600 litre oak barrels and a 3,500 litre oak foudre. As with the other wines, it improved enormously after an hour in the glass. It is a little riper and more immediate than the other single-vineyard wines and I would group it with the El Escolladero rather than the others. These two share a common profile (all four wines are fermented in the same way) but are more powerful and slightly more fruit-driven due to the soils (gravel in this case), the stronger sunlight and the higher clay content in El Escolladero. The long and complete cycle allowed the grapes to ripen thoroughly and the wine feels quite round, with polished tannins and ripe flavours and structure over the chalky backbone. 10,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in January 2020."

  • SKU: 01-70-001-03
  • In Stock: 2
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Product Type: Rotwein
  • Brand: Artuke

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