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Artadi, D.O Rioja (Rioja Alavesa)

Owned and hand-made by Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle, Artardi is an absolutely top-flight, biodynamic producer working on old mountain vines north of Logrono, near the village of Labastida.

Located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, Artadi owns 70ha of vineyards planted across a diverse selection of soils and geological sites. In the making of this range, Artadi achieve a wonderful balance between the chalk/gravel/clay soils and climate to create wines with distinct terroir personality and fruit/tannin harmony.

To achieve the same quest for varietal purity that Artadi seeks in D.O. Rioja with Tempranillo, Lopez de Lacalle also owns winemaking projects Santa Cruz de Artazu focusing on Garnacha in D.O. Navarra and El Seque in D.O. Alicante utilising Monastrell.

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