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San Lazaro 2018

San Lazaro 2018


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Tasting note from from 05.11.2020, Copyright Marian Henß


The history of Artadi goes back to a cooperative project. In 1985, several producers joined forces, who were of the opinion that it is possible to produce top wines in the region without extremely long barrel aging. Under the leadership of Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, they succeeded in refining this process over the decades and to achieve remarkable successes. In 2016, it was decided to leave the DOCa Rioja, as the philosophy was too different from that of the rest of the appellation. Even today, Artadi does not produce wines of the Reserva and Gran Reserva stages. Nevertheless, they do not renounce to discreet use of wood, but without covering the terroir.
In the Single Plot Wines series, Artadi has been presenting a series of site wines that used to be part of the Pagos Viejos cuvée for a few years now.
The single vineyard San Lazaro is located in Laguardia. In 1956, this north-east facing parcel was planted with 1.6 hectares of Tempranillo.  


Dark cherry red, violet reflections


The nose is exciting and captivating. Cassis, blackcurrant and elderberry make the beginning. Raspberry and blackberry also join the round dance of aromas. Deep and aristocratic, it continues to flow on the glass. Sour cherries, white pepper, some cocoa butter and slightly smoky nuances. Ethereal components of pine and eucalyptus add freshness. The depth of the nose never wants to end and constantly starts back at the beginning - almost like an endless loop of aromas. It exudes absolute purity and you can hardly wait for the first sip.


On the palate, it is demanding and playful. The delicate, fine-grained tannin just melts in the mouth. Vibrant and sublime, it fills this moment. Time seems to stand still while exploring the depths of San Lazaro. A chalky note underpins the minerality and clarity of this wine. Remarkable how much a Tempranillo of this quality seems to do without animal notes or toasty flavors. Sour cherry, cassis and blackberry make a well-deserved appearance on the finish, which is phenomenally long.

Food recommendations by Marian Henß:

  • Ragout of leg of lamb with turnips and red wine shallots
  • Sour veal tongue, potato and wild mushroom vegetables
  • Rack of lamb with caramelized cherry tomatoes, bean cassoulet


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Contains sulfur






Rioja & Navarre





Alcohol content

Residual sweetness



6,7 g/l

Drinking temperature


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Artadi S.A., Carretera de Logroño s/n, 01300 Localidad: Laguardia / Spain, Organic Certificate: ES-ECO-026-VAS