Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2010

Ratings:
  • 88 points, International Wine Cellar
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WineShopper Notes

It’s a good thing that the Artazuri is a $99 case special because an open bottle is an empty bottle. The ripe blackberry/raspberry fruit and peppery spice in this make this Spanish Grenache a real crowd-pleaser. I love it with everything from grilled lamb to roast chicken. Stock up now and your shipping is free!

Critical Acclaim

88 Points
International Wine Cellar
"Bright violet. Black raspberry and spices on the nose, with cola and cracked pepper adding complexity. A juicy, focused garnacha with tightly wound dark berry flavors displaying good clarity and tangy bite. Takes a jammy turn on the finish, with the peppery note echoing."

Winemaker's Notes

Artazu places their sole focus on this ancient variety, Garnacha, as to which they find full of charm and authenticity. Artazu crafts their wines using grapes from old vineyards nearly a century old, as well as from young vines – all made in a modern-style cellar.

Alcohol by Volume: 14%

A wine that boasts heady aromas, succulent fruit and a good natural acidity, the Artazuri Garnacha is an ideal everyday wine. Bright cherry-red in color, it has redolent aromas of ripe forest berries, lavender and violet. Well-balanced and medium-bodied on the palate, the wine is full of ripe fruit that persists through the finish.


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.