Artadi - 2019 - Vinas de Gain - 750 ml.
Vintage: 2019 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedThis is Artadi’s entry-level ‘village wine’ of the village of Laguardia, made from twenty-to-thirty year-old selected vineyards located in the plots of San Martín, Las Ventas, Paulejas, San Julián, Santa Águeda, Castejones, Majadales, Ribaltayo Viejo, etc. 100% Tempranillo vinified in open-top wooden vats. 24-48 hour cold soak followed by a 10-12 day fermentation with punchdowns and gentle pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation and 12-month elevage in 225L French barriques.
The young red 2019 Viñas de Gaín was produced with Tempranillo grapes from different vineyards in Laguardia and Elvillar at 450 to 700 meters in altitude, and it fermented in oak and stainless steel vats followed by malolactic in barrel and an élevage in barrel for nine months. They aimed for a fresh, fruit-driven and juicy red that comes from a low-yielding year, so the wine is concentrated but keeps the approachable style. It has nice balance. In warmer and riper years, they do shorter macerations at lower temperature and a short élevage to keep the aromatic and fruit-driven character, avoiding heavy wines. This is always a very good value within the Artadi range.
James Suckling: 94
Intense and focused nose with ripe blackberries, dark strawberries, iron, wild herbs and spices. Pretty tense and broad on the palate with a plethora of fresh, vertical tannins. Vibrant and fruit expressive. Tempranillo. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.