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Oxer Wines Artillero 2017

14
14% ABV
Spain
SpainRioja
Rioja DOCa
Rioja DOCa
Grape variety
Tempranillo
Red: Full & Generous
Red: Full & Generous
Dry
Dry

£35.00


Wine information
Oxer Bastegieta is a rockstar and we are definitely amongst his ‘groupies’. Oxer always wanted to make wines in Rioja Alavesa, the Basque area of Rioja, and in 2005 he took the plunge and moved to the area. In 2009 he made his first wine with grapes from old vineyards which had been purchased from growers in the area. Convinced of the singularity of these old vines in the region, Oxer began buying some of these old vineyards to create unique wines with loads of depth and soul. Artillero is from a centenary vineyard named in honour of the former land owner who was a gunner in the civil war. This has bags (and we mean bags) of bramble fruits, blood orange, dried fruits and herbs and roasted meat. Finishes fresh and long. Under 2,000 bottles made.

Robin says "Oxer makes truly distinctive wines in the heart of the Basque Country. Rioja Alavesa is higher in altitude than other areas of Rioja and as a result, its wines tend to have good underlying freshness. But Artillero still delivers lots of fruit and depth with a savoury, appealing touch. Vinified in a concrete egg, stainless steel vat, amphora and open barrel with native yeasts, it is hard to get more artisanal than this."

Food pairings

Beef

Beef

Game

Game

Lamb

Lamb

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Pork

Pork

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Tasting notes

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Herbal

Herbal

Meaty

Meaty

Raspberry

Raspberry

Red Plum

Red Plum

Spice

Spice


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