Artesa Rioja Viura
This large, family-owned estate draws from 800 hectares of elevated hillside vineyards in some of the best zones of Rioja Baja. Thanks to a combination of the high quality of the grapes from these vineyards and modern vinification cellars, the young, unoaked wines are fresh and vibrant with good richness of fruit for wines at this level. A new barrel ageing cellar was completed in 2006 as production of the ripe and supple Crianza increases.
Artesa Rioja Viura is made from 100% Viura grapes cultivated in vineyards in the Rioja Baja region of Spain. The vineyards are at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level and the Viura vines are, on average, 20 years old. 80% of the vines are trained in the trellis method and 20% are bush trained. The vineyards have clay stone soils with some sandy spots.
The grapes are crushed and chilled for several hours before temperature controlled fermentation is carried out (temperature is not allowed to exceed 21°c during fermentation). The wine is fined using bentonite and filtered before being bottled.
What does it go with?
Delicious on its own or have it with something Mediterranean, a big bowl of spaghetti vongole for example or great with tapas. Patatas Bravas anyone?