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2001 Artadi Vina El Pison Reserva

  • 100 WA
  • 95 IWC
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SKU: 73402-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($175; 100% tempranillo; from a single vineyard planted in 1945 on pure chalk) Good medium ruby. Dee p aromas of raspberry, black cherry, chocolate and licorice, lifted by a pungent mineral component. Extremely suave and creamy, with sappy flavors of black raspberry and minerals. This opened spectacularly with aeration, showing superb old-viney depth and purity of flavor. In comparison to the Grandes Anades, this is less obviously sweet but smoother on the back end, with finer-grained tannins. As much as I love the Grandes Anades, I seem to gravitate to this wine for its more pronounced minerality and site specificity. (European Cellars, Charlotte, NC)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    El Pison is a 100% Tempranillo cuvee produced from a single vineyard planted in 1945. The soil is pure limestone, yields are a lowly 18-22 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine is aged for 18-24 months in French oak. The potentially perfect 2001 El Pison has more of everything. While it possesses an extraordinary flavor intensity, it remains light on its feet.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 98

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    Author: taipanli
Of this esteemed winery, importer Eric Solomon writes: "Artadi is about purity of extracted fruit with almost Burgundian textures. In fact, critics have often compared these wines to the top wines of Chambolle-Musigny and other top appellations of Burgundy. They are some of the most extraordinary examples of Tempranillo in the world."

Winemaker Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle turned this former small cooperative into a Tempranillo powerhouse on the solid foundation of his elegant wines. Since the mid-1990s, when de la Calle took control of the property, it has grown to include 75 ha of vineyards in the high altitude, chalky soils of Rioja. French oak complements the mineral-laden fruit in the top cuvees.

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Tempranillo is indigenous to Spain and is the country’s most-planted variety. It has thick skin and medium acidity and requires sufficient warmth to develop its signature aromas. In order to maintain acidity during growth to produce a well-balanced wine, the best sites must have a high diurnal temperature range. The best examples of these sites can be found in the high-altitude locations of La Rioja and Castilla y León. Here producers such as Artadi, Pingus, Numanthia-Termes, and Vega Sicilia make full-bodied, age-worthy wines with concentrated flavors of red cherry, tobacco, cured meat, and dried figs, as well as dill and vanilla from long periods in American oak.

Tempranillo’s savory flavors pair well with cured meats (particularly Spain’s famous Jamón Iberico de Bellota), roasted vegetables, barbeque-grilled meats, smoky dishes, corn-based dishes, and Mexican cuisine. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 316 bottles owned
  • 58 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 58 collectors)