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Artillero 2017

Rött vin från Rioja Spanien

This wine are only available for delivery in Spain

Artillero 2014: 92 points – Guía Peñin 2019
Artillero 2014: 92 points - Robert Parker 2016
Artillero 2014: 92 points - Tim Atkin MW Rioja 2017 Special Report
Artillero 2014: 93 points – James Suckling 2016

Distrikt Rioja
Druvor Tempranillo
Årgång 2017
Fyllighet 9
Fruktsyra 9
Strävhet 9
Tillverkare Oxer Wines
Artikelnr OxW131
Lagerstatus 30
I Lager

DOCa Rioja

Varieties: 100% Tempranillo

Production: 2.800 bottles

ARTILLERO is the perfect expression of Tempranillo from old vines growing on
the soils of Rioja Alavesa. Powerful, yet elegant.

Vineyards

A 96-year old vineyard of 1 ha located in Elvillar (Rioja Alavesa) at 600 metres altitude with calcareous clay composition. A mixed plot of Tempranillo, Viura and Garnacha Blanca that only yields 3000 kg per hectare.

Winemaking

The fermentation of the hand-picked grapes is carried out stainless steel tanks using indigenous yeast. The malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels of 225 and 500 litre, where after racking the wine remains another 12 months for ageing.

Character

Black cherry and damson fruit together with the well integrated oak give Artillero its softness. This is balanced by a pleasant acidity and tannin structure, and sweet spicy and herbaceous aroma´s, which give the wine an interesting bite.

What's in a name

The former owner of this vineyard used to be a gunner in the civil war. Artillero (Spanish for gunner) became his nickname. Grateful for the great care he took of the vineyard, now 96-year old, Oxer decided to name both the plot and the wine after him.

Analysis

Alcohol 14,5%

pH 3,91

Total Acidity (in tartaric acid) 5,19 g/l

Acknowledgements

Artillero 2014: 92 points – Guía Peñin 2019
Artillero 2014: 92 points - Robert Parker 2016
Artillero 2014: 92 points - Tim Atkin MW Rioja 2017 Special Report
Artillero 2014: 93 points – James Suckling 2016

Per flaska Per låda
Pris
460kr
2760kr
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

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Gassås Wine

“Oxer is a very exciting new project using old vine parcels from the Rioja Alavesa. This stunning white comes from a 96-year-old, one-hectare parcel in Elvillar and is a blend of Viura with 3% Malvasia, aged is used French oak. It’s a modern/traditional cross over style, with citrus peel, aniseed and nutmeg notes and good grip and depth.”.

TIM ATKIN, MW

Young Soul

 

Oxer always wanted to make wines in La Rioja Alavesa and in 2005 he moves to Laguardia convinced of the uniqueness of the area. In  2009 he makes his first wine with grapes purchased from the growers in the area (grapes from old vineyards). The experiment succeeds. He falls in love with this  region and its stunning vineyards. Oxer then decides this is the place where he wants to settle and further express the art of winemaking. Relatively new to the region, but already enjoying national and international recognition.

Old Vineyards 

Convinced of their singularity, Oxer invests each cent earned in buying old plots. Artillero is one of these beauties: 98 years old, located in Elvillar  (La Rioja Alavesa) at 600 metres altitude and creator of the white Iraun and red Artillero. This is only just the beginning. Oxer is in continuous search for old jewels. A visionary man with a plan: achieving immortality of his wines.  

 

Eye for quality and detail

The vineyards in La Rioja Alavesa are worked organically following the principle of regenerative agriculture. Man and mule work the land with great care and respect for the old vines. Different kinds of European oak are being selected for each and every single wine, and barrels and foudres are tailor-made accordingly (Francis and Stockinger). Even naming and labelling are carried out with minute detail for meaning and symbolism, expressing oxer´s universe.

 

Elegance, freshness and refinement

All the meticulous work in vineyard and winery culminates in extremely fresh and elegant wines. These are the characteristics Oxer strives for in all his wines. 
Old vines, only natural acidity by picking early, little extraction, spontaneous fermentation and fermentation and ageing in a mix of vessels (stainless steel tanks, concrete egg, amphorae, foudres and oak barrels different sizes) all contribute to achieving this fine wine profile.

“Wines to drink and to store.  All human wisdom for the soft scent of wine”  OMAR KHAYYAM

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