Artesa (ahr TESS uh) means "craftsman" and connotes "handcrafted" in Catalan, language of Barcelona and their owner, Codorníu, one of the world's largest and oldest wineries. Ruby with rich berry fruit, citrus and floral spice. On the palate, strawberry and cherry, tangy, with cola and cedar notes adding earthy tones. Bright acidity, soft expressive tannins, long finish ending with mineral and cedar spice. Very nice, drink now & over next 5 years. — 2 years ago
Thanks Belen!! — 3 years ago
NV In one generation we saw a major change in how organic vintners are perceived. The techniques and knowledge also made leaps forward. Organic vintners were seen as weirdo’s in the past - nowadays winegrowers have to justify why they do nót work biodynamic. It has become more common. I do not know why the big producer Codorniu puts ‘ecologica’ on the label? It is not a unique selling point, is it? The cava is very pleasant: lively with pretty fruitiness. Impressions of lime. From Xarel-lo and Parellada. Perfect with the Sunday scrambled eggs for breakfast. — 6 months ago
4/3/2022: BELLMONT SPANISH RESTAURANT (Coral Gables) with Family — 10 months ago
Thanksgiving orange and elderberry mimosas — a year ago
50% XareL-Lo, 40% Macabeo, 10% Parellada
Spain, Barcelona - Conca del Riu Anoia (Not Cava, working on unique DO since 2012)
Clear, lighter side of medium gold, steady stream of bubbles.
Clean, lite autolytic character, medium mineral, could develop further
Dry, medium acidity, sleek body, light autolytic notes before notes of saline mineral, even dispersion of delicate bubbles on palette.
Good on its own, better with food, more pronounced acidity saline and autolytic notes with food. bubble basically gone in last pour (1.5 hours). Very much welcomed at my table, very happy.
Old vines in Goblet system from 1964.
Vineyard is an ancient sea bed with fossilized sea shells from way back in the day. Land has been vineyard, and a family estate since 1497 (Raventós and eventually +Codorníu) 1986 Manuel Raventós i Blanc produced the first estate cava.... lots of history, and Biodynamic to boot! — 4 years ago