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Artesa Vineyard & Winery

Napa, CA USA

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  • 2018 Artesa Selection 91 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Los Carneros
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    Artesa’s first Single Vineyard Pinot Noir was our beloved “Block 91 D”. Originally planted in 1991, the site is planted on a steep south-facing hillside block which is unique in Carneros for two reasons: elevation and soil type. The site sits on one of the highest elevations in Carneros vineyards, at 420 feet of elevation. The soils (Bressa-Dibble) are light textured silt loam and different from the common Carneros soils of mostly, “shallow, heavy clay”. This unique terroir provides high drainage capacity and regulates vine vigor. In 2017, the block was replanted with the same clone (Martini) and while we patiently wait for it to bear fruit again the winemaking team agreed that there were other premium sites of the Martini Clone on the Estate worth being bottled on their own and so, “Selection 91” was created in homage to the original “Block 91 D”. For this vintage, we selected two hillside vineyard blocks that mirrored “Block 91 D” being both high in elevation, with Bressa-Dibble soil and planted with the Martini clone to produce fruit with unique intensity and structure. The combination of the terroir, Martini clone and meticulous farming result in this Pinot Noir that has power and grace at the same time. This is a powerful Pinot Noir, yet well balanced, and true to its Los Carneros roots.
    Suggested Retail Price: $85
  • 2015 Artesa Selection 91 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
    Los Carneros
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    Artesa’s 91D block Pinot Noir was originally planted in 1991 and hangs on a south facing hillside overlooking the winery. This site is very unique in Carneros for two reasons: elevation & soil type. Block 91D sits on one of the highest elevations in Carneros vineyards, at 420 feet of elevation. The soils(Bressa-Dibble) are light textured silt loam and different from the common Carneros soils, of mostly “shallow, heavy clay.” This unique terroir provides high drainage capacity and regulates vine vigor. The combination of the terroir, Martini clone, and meticulous farming result in this Pinot Noir that has power and grace at the same time. The 2015 vintage is remembered for high quality, but low yields. This wine offers intense aromas of dark cherry and strawberry, and on the palate it displays luscious red fruit, with notes of raspberry, cranberry and macerated strawberries, and a hint of clove and white pepper. The mouthfeel has exceptional silkiness and is a result of the unique barrel fermentation technique as well as the native fermentation of 100% of the lots. Mature, smooth tannins create a soft, velvety texture, while sweet oak notes add breadth and dimension. This exquisite wine is a perfect homage to the best Pinot Noir produced in the Los Carneros, Napa Valley AVA.
    Suggested Retail Price: $85
  • 2019 Artesa Grand Reserve Brut Rose
    Los Carneros
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    Produced using the labor-intensive & detailed oriented winemaking process known as “méthode champenoise” (also known as “traditional method”), this sparkling wine is comprised of 100% Pinot Noir, one of the most planted varieties in Champagne. After the primary fermentation was completed in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. After the “assemblage”, blending of the base sparkling, the wine underwent a specific type of bottling, known as “tirage.” This is done to prompt a secondary fermentation in bottle, intended to capture the natural CO2 produced from fermentation. The wine rested “en tirage” for 18 months and was disgorged in November 2021. Continuing the grand tradition of producing world quality “Cavas” started by our parent company, Raventos-Codorníu, back in 1872, this sparkling wine was produced from our Estate fruit, using old world methods. This 2019 sparkling Rosé displays elegant and intense aromas of strawberry, maraschino cherry, and a hint of rose petal. Splendid on the palate, the lush red berry flavors are balanced by its bright acidity, cutting through the mid-palate. This wine is a winery exclusive.
    Suggested Retail Price: $60

Description

Thirty years ago, Spain’s oldest winemaking family, Raventós Codorníu, planted new roots in Carneros, building upon a 470-year winemaking legacy to create the next generation of estate-grown, artisan wines. We named it Artesa, which is Catalan for “artisanal.”

Artesa is a sophisticated, joyful, Spanish-American brand that delivers authentic craftsmanship in small-production wines made with passion and shared with warmth. Our Estate vineyards are set in the steep foothills that straddle the Carneros and Mt. Veeder AVAs. An ideal mix of topography and cool, coastal climate make our location perfect for growing our flagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

In homage to our Spanish roots, and because we have the right terroir for these varietals, we also plant both estate Albariño and Tempranillo. Artesa’s winemaking team is led by Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking. Born and raised in Portugal, Diogo-Draper joined Artesa in 2013, which saw the beginning of her influence of low-intervention and component winemaking—focusing on one small lot at a time to express distinct parcels before composing the final blend. Diogo-Draper brings to Artesa the influence of her European training while being inspired by the innovation and experimentation fostered in the United States

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