La Condenada, Rioja, Artuke, 2016
Type: Red Wine
Grape(s): Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha (Grenache), Palomino Fino
Wine Region: Rioja, Spain
Tasting Notes: La Condenada from Bodegas Artuke is one of Rioja's newest and finest wines. Jancis Robinson & Tim Atkin regard Bodegas Artuke and the Condenada vineyard as one of Spain's finest properties. La Condenada literally translates as The Condemned, reference to the fact that it comes from a vineyard that was abandoned.
The Guía Peñín is an annual publication that reviews and rates Spanish wines. It was created by José Peñín and his team, who are highly regarded wine experts in Spain. The ratings in the Guía Peñín are based on a 100-point scale and as you can see the La Condenada has had some brilliant scoring.
2019 - 97 points
2017 - 95 points
2016 - 95 points
Suggested food and wine pairing: Rioja is traditonally the perfect partner for lamb and La Condenada from Artuke fits that bill perfectly, would also be great with fillet steak.