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Oxer Wines Artillero
His name comes from the former owner of the vineyard, who was a gunner in the civil war, becoming his nickname in the town. Oxer, as a thank you for the great care he gave to the 1,2H and 100 year old vineyard, decided to nickname his wine after this man. Artillero is the perfect expression of Tempranillo from the old vineyards of Rioja Alavesa: powerful as well as elegant.
Black and red fruit, floral notes, sweet spices together with well-integrated wood, add complexity, together with a pleasantly fresh acidity and a fine-grained tannin structure. On the palate black fruit, sweet spices, violets and a touch of leather. An intense and lively wine.
Grape variety: 90% Tempranillo & 10% Viura.
Vineyards: 1ha vineyard planted in 1920 in the town of Elvillar (Rioja Alavesa) at 600 meters of altitude, on clay-calcareous soil. Old-fashioned mixed plantation of Tempranillo, Viura and Garnacha Blanca, with a yield of 3,000 kg per hectare.
Vinification: Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in fudres, used 500-liter French oak barrels and in clay amphoras from Padilla. It undergoes malolactic fermentation in used 500L French oak barrels. Subsequent aging for 13 months in the same used barrels.
Serving temperature: Serve at 16.0°C.