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Bottle Price $294.99
Year 2013
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain

Product Code: 3103876

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RATINGS: 97pts Robert Parker; 98pts James Suckling

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. Artadi's ideology is that "the value of a great wine is intimately linked to the land and its people." 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 Artadi's 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 Artadi's portfolio of wines. Indeed when one looks at Artadi's contribution to Spanish winemaking, we find wines with character, personality and identity that reflect their roots in natural viticulture.

98 points James Suckling: Amazing depth and complexity to this red showing dark berries, strawberries, and raspberries with hints of earth and seaweed on the nose. Full body with ultra compact and fined grained tannins that follow through to a pure, very long and intense wet earthy and mineral finish. Very classy and structured. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Try in 2020. #68 Top 100 of 2016.October/2016

97 points Wine Advocate: There is always something magnetic about the nose of this exceptional wine, and the 2013 Vina El Pison, even though it feels young and primary, developed a myriad of nuances like none of the other bottlings from Artadi. There are flowers, herbs and peppercorns, orange peel, notes of sour cherries, balsamic hints, a minty touch, bay leaf perhaps... The palate shows the strictness of 2013, a little austere, with cold tannins, acidity that makes you salivate and a very long finish, but still quite sharp. There is very good balance and elegance here, and stuffing to slowly develop for a long time in bottle.

It's modern and a little oaky, but exceptionally good, and if you have the patience it will turn into a beautiful bottle that will scream RIOJA! 6,600 bottles. Fashioned from a vineyard planted in 1931 on pure limestone, this wine is outrageously rich complex, and profound. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of sweet black fruits, vanilla, flowers, and minerals. There are layers of fruit, great flavor, extraction, unbelievable finesse, complexity and elegance. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Full bodied and super concentrated.
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