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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2008
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2008
(search item no. 105611)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In 1996, Artadi ventured in to the historic wine region of Navarra and launched Artazu in the northern most zone of the D.O. at an altitude on 400-600 meters. It is here that Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle discovered mind-blowing old Grenache vineyards and allowed them to fully express their potential for depth and personality in his modern style winery.

The vineyards were a "nearly lost inheritance," and through hard and labor intensive viticulture, Artadi has revived these tired plots and transformed them from the forgotten to the avant-gard.

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About Artazu:

Artazu, a project from the same producer of Artadi, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle, strives for great quality Grenache. In Navarra, Juan discovered mind-blowing old vineyards and allowed them to fully express their potential for depth and personality at Artazu. The winery and vineyards are located in the most northern zone of Navarra at an altitude ranging from 400 to 600 meters.

Artazu's top wine is called "Santa Cruz". It is produced from mostly 100+ year old hillside vineyards of Grenache. The winery also produces a line of wines with the name Artazuri that is made from slightly younger vines. These represent tremendous value.