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2016 ORBEN Rioja

ORBEN Rioja 2016

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 778774
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Open
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Spain
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominación de origen calificada (DOCa)
  • Region
  • Region
  • La Rioja
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Alavesa
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Rioja
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Tempranillo 97 %
    Graciano 3 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    Grupo Artevino was founded from the expanding ambitions of the Anton Family. Originally coming from the restaurant world, the family owns the Michelin starred Zaldiaran. Understanding the complementary nature of food and wine the Antons established Bodegas Izadi in Rioja and over the next decade they added Villacreces (Ribera del Duero), Vetus (Toro) and Orben (also from Rioja) with the goal to “make high quality wines from indigenous varieties”. All of the properties operate with the same...

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  • Tasting notes

    High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with scarce rainfall, spring started with a lot of rain, which favoured the growth cycle of the vine. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in great, healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is defined by a voluminous vintage that can be enjoyed from its youth.

Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    August 2018

    Impressive, polished and composed nose with an array of blueberries, blackberries and plums. The palate has a very composed core of fine, taut tannins that really deliver into the impressive, long and fresh finish. Great wine.

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  • - 95 Points -

    July 2019

    This big red has a muscular structure, but the flavors are finely detailed, with black cherry, leafy, licorice and smoke notes mingling over sturdy tannins. Harmonious, showing depth and elegance. 

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  • - 92 Points -

    February 2019

    High altitude plots at 750 metres in Laguardia supply most of the grapes for this ambitious, modern style red, with 5% coming from equally cool Leza. Youthful, polished and sensitively wooded, with a backdrop of sinewy tannin and a fresh finish.

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