The Artadi estate was created in 1985 by the dynamic visionary winemaker, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle. His objective and vision was to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo, when cultivated at high altitudes, low-cropped, and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich, deeply colored, and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatment (with minor American oak influences) produces one of Rioja's most exciting new wines. Artadi is about purity of deeply extracted fruit with almost Burgundian textures, sheer power, complexity, and startling finesse! The results have have been astounding.