This is the brand name of the Cosecheros Alaveses bodega and an impressive range of new-wave Rioja is produced here from 75ha of vineyards. The range includes a well-crafted regular red which sees no oak. A level up are the Viñas de Gain Crianza and the more expensive Pagos Viejos Reserva. Both are rich, ripe and concentrated reds. There are also two other very impressive Reservas: Viña El Pisón comes from a single vineyard whereas the Grandes Añadas is a very limited special bottling. Both are very pricey. A fine modern source of Rioja, the company also now has an investment in the newly established Navarra property Artazu and in particular the old-vine Garnacha Santa Cruz de Artazu as well as some vibrant new Monastrell based reds from Alicante at El Seque. (DM)
❁❁ Artadi Rioja www.artadi.com
Cosecheros Alaveses S.A. Ctra. Logroño, Laguardia, 01300 Alava
Tel: 941 600119 Fax: 941 600850
To find out more about Artadi and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to North-East Spain..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)