Viñas de Gain 2009
Aged in second- and third-year French oak barrels for 12 months.
Folio Fine Wine Partners
Artadi’s reputation for utterly modern Rioja is amply demonstrated by the rich and clean fruit and the toasty, vanillin notes of new French oak. Viñas de Gain 2008 is youthful and will likely remain so for the next several years; the window of drinkability is now if you like intense, powerful wines. But it will mature and evolve for five to fifteen years and perhaps further.
The 100% Tempranillo Viñas de Gain is deep cherry-red in color with captivating aromas of red fruit, lightly toasted oak and hints of leather, licorice and vanilla. The palate is layered with well-integrated tannins, good acidity and a multitude of ripe fruit and sweet spice. Containing great body and a long, silky finish, this wine can age for up to 15 years and will pair well with a wide variety of dishes.
About the Winery
Artadi owner Juan Carlos López de Lacalle has been surrounded by old vines and great wines since early childhood when he accompanied his grandfather during harvest time in Rioja. Dedication to detailed hard work is something he learned at an early age, and this is a governing principle for his award-winning winery in Rioja. Artadi’s ideology is that “the value of a great wine is intimately linked to the land and its people.” Producing wines made from the most important variety of the appellation, Tempranillo, working with estate-grown fruit and developing a team of viticultural experts that respect the traditions and climate of the region are Bodegas Artadi’s fundamental keys to success.