Artuke Rioja 2020
Artuke displays a vibrant, concentrated ruby hue. You will be charmed by its expressive aromas of pomegranate and red cherry. The fruit layers intermix with licorice and a savory, earthy note. This wine is supple and mouth filling with a balancing acidity and velvety tannins. It is a modern style of Rioja with no oak influence. The grapes are 95% Tempranillo and 5% Viura estate grown in Rioja Alavesa. The wine was vivified in cement tanks rather than traditional oak aging. This family-owned winery forgoes the Rioja DOC designation in order to make their wine in the fruit-forward style they desire. The proprietors’ two sons are named Arturo and Kike, and “Artuke” is a combination of the their names.