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Artadi Rioja La Poza de Ballesteros 750ml 2010
Sku: 1917147*
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Product Information
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
Reg. 112.99
On Sale $90.99
Buy Artadi Rioja La Poza de Ballesteros
Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2010 La Poza de Ballesteros is pure Tempranillo from a 3.6-hectare vineyard planted in 1960 in the village of Elvillar. The destemmed grapes ferment in open wooden vats and age for 14 months in French oak barrels. The fruit is ripe, leaning towards black cherries and very balsamic, more Mediterranean, thyme and rosemary with incense and aniseed with saturated tannins. Its a big and ripe wine, but with the freshness of fennel and mint. This is a perfect vineyard for cooler years. 3,000 bottles produced. Drink 2014-2023. (Dec 2013)

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Producer
Owner Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle has been surrounded by old vines and great wines since early childhood when he used to accompany his grandfather during harvest time in Rioja. Dedication to detailed, delicate and hard work is something he learned at an early age, and these are governing principles for his three award-winning wineries in Rioja, Navarra and Alicante. Artadiís ideology is that “the value of a great wine is intimately linked to the land and its people.Ē The conviction to safeguard this intimate link is what drove Juan Carlos to make wine in three distinct regions of Spain. Producing wines made from the single most important variety of each appellation, working with estate-grown fruit and developing a team of viticultural experts that respect the traditions and climate of each region are Bodegas Artadiís fundamental keys to success. If asked, Juan Carlos would say the peculiarity of different soils, disparate climates and the inherent excellence of the grape varieties are the genesis of the authenticity of Artadiís portfolio of wines. Indeed when one looks at Artadiís contribution to Spanish winemaking, we find wines with character, personality and identity that reflect their roots in natural viticulture.

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