This clever unoaked Spanish blend combines vibrant, dry moscatel bursting with aromas of lime and peach with a dash of sauvignon blanc to add precision and crispness. This is juicy and moreish.
Product Code: SP12201
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Founded in 2002, Artiga has a ‘new world’, modern approach to wine. The company was created by Martí Quer when he returned to his native Spain after spending several years as a head sommelier in New York, and he has spent many years building good relationships with growers to ensure only high quality grapes are used. These are sourced from four DOs – Alicante, Jumilla, La Mancha and Campo de Borja – and vinified using state-of-the-art wineries in these regions.The wine we buy from Artiga is Saleta, and the grapes for this (mostly moscatel, with around 15% sauvignon blanc) come from coastal vineyards in La Marina, the sub-zone of Alicante where the vineyards rise from the Mediterranean Sea. The hot, humid Mediterranean weather is perfect for moscatel, and the sea breezes help to produce richly aromatic, ripe grapes with a crisp acidity. The soils are mainly limestone, with some areas of alluvial clay left by the rivers flowing towards the coast. Scottish-born winemaker Pamela Geddes, who learned her craft in Australia, selects only the healthiest grapes, which ensures a balanced wine, but also means production quantities are limited according the quality of each vintage. Fermentation occurs in stainless-steel tanks at cool temperatures, with no oak contact and an early bottling, which best captures the fresh, aromatic character of the moscatel grape.
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What a lovely surprise. I bought this bottle as a 'have a go hero' for over Christmas for a bit of variety. Forgot about it and just opened it. What a delight. The moscatell is dominant, and that's fine as long as it's properly chilled and served in non-huge glasses. The daub Blanche does balance it nicely. It went beautifully with a baked chicken, fennel and garlic dish. Will buy again - when it's available."
Mr Kevin Barry (27-Jan-2017)
"Nice wine ,slips down very easily especially well matched with Asian style food .Good value"
Mr Gordon Smith (04-Sep-2016)
"Good taste, easy drink"
Mr Amol Bakre (14-Aug-2016)
Mr Alex Downham (12-Aug-2016)
"crisp, light and very refreshin, perfect aperitif on a summers day, the muscat adding a glorious melonny fruitiness"
Mr Ian Jones (12-Aug-2016)
"Not impressed in any way.
Dull, heavy and after one glass the remainder was used for a sauce with Osso Bucco.
One of the few disappointing bottles I have drunk."
Mr David A Murdoch (11-Aug-2016)
"The 2013 was superb and a complete bargain, clean and fresh with an interesting richness. Our bottle of the 2015 has been a miss however, heavy palate and the acid was not right. Just not what I expected after the wonderful 2013. Sinked on a hot day and we instead opted for the excellent Leon Beyer Sylvaner"
Mr Martin J Whalley (17-Jul-2016)
"The 2015 is excellent value for money, as previous reviewers have stated about previous years. Not just crisp and light, but with some more interesting flavours present."
Mr Bob Barton (31-May-2016)
"If you enjoy the grapey, slightly perfumed character of a Muscat, this is certainly one to try. But I wouldn’t describe this as dry; more of a 3 than 2, so while it was fine with mildly spiced food I preferred it as an aperitif than a food match – and well chilled."
Mrs Elisabeth Pearce (29-Sep-2016)
"Wonderful wine, amazing value for money. Quite the sophisticated little tipple."
Mr Philip Davey (23-Jan-2016)
"Cracking value for a white at this price. Great fruity flavours in a highly refreshing wine."
Mr Addam Merali-Hosiene (25-Nov-2015)
"Perfect for a hot humid evening, off dry, refreshing, aromatic (floral)
Mostly Moscatel with 15% Sauvignon Blanc giving it a little zest and crispness.
Great with spicy food, cleanses the palate with each mouthful. Recommended!
Mr David Cronin (11-Aug-2014)
"Super stuff. Zippy, refreshing grape juice. Blend seems to get the best out of both grapes - great stuff!"
Ms Katy Benson (05-Jun-2013)
The Press Association (10th May 2013)
"Soft and fragrant with succulent peachy fruit, hints of orange blossom and refreshing grassy notes from the splash of sauvignon blanc give the wine a lively, crisp finish. - Sam Wylie Harris"
"A pleasant surprise. Nicely balanced and not overly aromatic. Perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon."
Mr John Hart (13-Aug-2012)
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