Since 1996, Bodegas Artazu has been producing wines in the historical wine region of Navarra. After devastation by phyloxera at the end of the 19th century, its future had been uncertain. In addition, there are nutrient poor, rugged plots with a difficult climate that is dry and hot in the summer, and cold and humid in the winter.
The challenging terroir combined with exhausted Grenache vines and near forgotten winemaking heritage presented the perfect opportunity for Artazu’s blend of sustainability and atavistic vinification techniques.
With over 40 hectares of vineyards spread between two villages, Artazu seeks to restore Grenache and Navarra to their former glory. Although they champion modern winemaking techniques, they make wines in a style that has been long-forgotten: wines that are full of life and legacy.
PASOS DE SAN MARTIN 2016
The Garnacha that is grown near the historic village of San Martin de Unx has a bright ruby red colour which creates light and transparency in the glass. Forest floor aromas and blue flowers abound on the nose. In the mouth it is full of life and fruit, with delicate and fresh tannins. A wine full of energy and authenticity.
SANTA CRUZ DE ARTAZU 2017
This is a wine to discover sensations of depth and authenticity from the old vineyards of Artazu. Limpid colours and live transparency hint at the expression of robust red fruit on the palate. A wine for uncovering a legacy. Drink now or in the next fiftenn years.