A Singular view on Rioja

Juan Carlos López de Lacalle of Artadi caused waves when he quit the Rioja appellation, which allows only one geographic indication.

Artadi’s Viña El Pisón – a single vineyard wine in Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa – consistently draws critical acclaim for its exceptional bottling, including 100 points from Robert Parker for its 2004 vintage.

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Excerpt from the July 2017 issue of epicure.