Tasting Note: Deep, rich, purplish tones all the way to the rim of the glass. Intense aromas of ripe red berries and a rich peppery spiciness on the nose, which is one of the standout characteristics of Campo de Borja’s best Garnacha wines. Silky-smooth in the mouth with a long-lasting and pleasant aftertaste.
Food Matching: Artiga Garnacha is the perfect match for richly-flavoured meats, roast vegetables,grilled meats and mature cheeses.
Artiga is also great with traditional Spanish fare, such as pata negra cured serrano ham and spicy chorizo sausage.
Grape: Garnacha 100%.
Terroir: The oldest vines were planted by Señor Ruberte in 1958 and cover an area of 25 hectares. Planted at a density of approximately 2,500 vines per hectare, the vineyard is situated on the northern slopes of the Moncayo mountain range, in the Spanish province of Aragón. Over the centuries, the native Garnacha grapes have grown so well in D.O. Campo de Borja that the appellation is now officially known as the Empire of Garnacha.
Climate: The vines benefit from a unique microclimate of long, hot summers and fiercely cold and dry winters, characterised by the region’s infamous Cierzo wind.
Geology: The loose, rocky soils provide excellent aeration and drainage, abound in limestone and offer very low levels of organic material. There result is Borja’s characteristically small, bush-like vines, where the Garnacha grapes thrive.
Vinification Hand-harvested during the second half of October, the grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The temperature is controlled and kept to a very low 14˚C. This cool fermentation helps us to preserve the intensity of the ripe berry flavours of the Garnacha grapes and the rich peppery spiciness for which our local grapes are famous. The wine is stored in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks and bottled to order.
Aging No oak aging.
Acidity: 0.58 g/100ml.
Residual sugar: <0.20 g/100ml.