Artadi dates back to 1981 when its current owner, Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, together with his family and thirteen local growers founded Artadi in the heart of Alava. Juan Carlos represents the 4th generation of winemakers, now joined by his son and 5th generation, Carlos.
At Artadi, they practice ‘respectful’ viticulture, based on organic and sustainable concepts, and stay faithful to the know-how of their ancestors. Artadi’s primary focus is to produce unique wines; this they achieve with a respect for their rich historical heritage, a love of and deference to nature, and by championing the unique personalities of their wines.
Today, Artadi own 65 hectares of vineyard in their original site of Álava, in Laguardia, planted in soils with wide geological diversity. These distinctive vineyard sites give singularity to their wines, allowing the character of the fruit and the finesse of the tannins to shine.
In 1996 and 1999, the same conviction was applied to two further wine making regions in Spain; Artazu (Navarra) and Pinoso (Alicante ) where they own 40ha and 80ha of vineyards respectively.
VIÑAS DE GAIN 2017
This wine can be enjoyed at a young age expressing the youthfulnees of each vintage or it can be rediscovered after having spent a many years in the bottle. The style of this wine is characterised by aromas and flavours of fresh and delicate red fruits. Their sweet and subtle tannins generate velvety textures in the mouth.
VIÑAS DE GAIN BLANCO 2016
The style of this wine is characterised by aromas and flavours of fresh and delicate red fruits. Their sweet and subtle tannins generate velvety textures in the mouth.
These wines have a balanced aromatic and flavour strength at their first stages and this becomes more remarkable through a right ageing in barrel and a long ageing in bottle.
A wine with a well-defined and structured backbone that contains angular shapes which denote power. It presents itself with cautious speech in a submissive way when first entering the mouth, and the strength of its blended tannins and its powerful balance are appreciable in the mid-palate.
PASOS DE SAN MARTIN 2015
A wine from the Navarrese village San Martín de Unx, produced to show the personality of a unique Garnacha and the wine tradition rooted in this medieval village. This wine is vibrant and fruity, with soft and fresh tannins. A wine full of power and authenticity.
SANTA CRUZ DE ARTAZU 2017
This is a wine to discover sensations of deepness and authenticity from the old vineyards of Artazu. With this wine we have attempted to re-establish the Garnacha grape variety from a village that has a great tradition in viticulture. Limpid colors and live transparency. In this wine we notice the expression of energetic red fruit that vibrates in the palate firmly.
EL SEQUÉ 2012
EL SEQUÉ 2016
Powerful balsamic notes, mature fruit, unctuous: a fleshy wine that satisfies the identity of the Monastrell variety from the old vineyards of El Sequé. Produced from 100 % estate-grown fruit, this wine has a clear Mediterranean influence, with warm and calm nuances of black fruit and soft aromas and tastes of balsamic and aromatic plants. This is a wine with an authentic Mediterranean character.
EL CARRETIL 2016
A wine with deep sensations: one can feel the vibrant fruit along with fibrous and sculpted tannins. A fusion between ripe flavor profiles and the precision of mineral character, the projection of fine tannins and the encompassing texture of a delicate wine.
EL CARRETIL 2017
A smooth and fresh wine with a great tannic backbone that makes stand out the slenderness which is a characteristic trait of this vintage.
LA HOYA 2017
VIÑA EL PISÓN 2017