"Arturo de Miguel of Artuke ... has already cemented his position as one of the best winemakers in Spain" Tim Atkin: Artuke are at the avantgarde of great value-terroir focussed Rioja's and are better than ever.
Hi Folks, The Spanish wine world's two most respected wine writers Tim Atkin and Luis Gutiérrez have proudly declared Rioja winery Artuke as a First Growth producer with a comfortable seat at the top table in the World Class category of wine estates. Brothers Arturo and Kike have transformed their small winery over the past decade with an unwavering focus on quality and terroir-focussed Reds. Their artisanal style Rioja Tempranillo represent exceptional value for money in the current climate, especially when you consider that they are from a genuine superstar producer from Spain's most famous region. Artuke have a very different flavour profile to the more traditional Rioja reds, with less prominent oak, and greater finesse and balance. This sub-$30 Rioja is composed of 95% Tempranillo and a touch of Viura for aromatic lift, all grown by Artuke around the town of Baños de Ebro. Artuke are at the avantgarde of great value-terroir focussed Rioja's and are better than ever.
''Artuke's Tempranillo feels better than ever, with explosive floral and red berry aromas. It has 13.5% alcohol and a velvety texture and almost unnoticeable tannins. Artuke show the character of the place where they are born: true terroir wines.'' 91 Points, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate Magazine (Previous Vintage Review)
"Arturo de Miguel of Artuke ... has already cemented his position as one of the best winemakers in Spain" Tim Atkin
''I think Artuke are one of the best examples of the progression and growth of a small grower into the world-class category.'' Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate