About Bodegas Artuke
A leading member of Spain’s truly exciting and dynamic “New Wave” movement, Artuke is a contraction of the names Arturo and Kike, the brothers who now run the Bodegas, Roberto de Miguel founded this Rioja superstar in 1991 having become disillusioned by his time amongst Spain’s bulk producers.
Artuke is an artisanal biodynamic winery found on the upper terrace of the river Ebro in La Rioja Alta. The estate’s namesakes are now firmly at the helm of this member of the delightfully named “Rioja’n’Roll” movement, comprising some of the most terroir-driven and quality-focused young winemakers in the country. Their current range is comprised of some of the most detailed and elegant Riojas in the region – simply sublime expressions of this most famous of vinous regions.
Inspired, as are so many producers with a devotion to their native terroir, by the great wines of Burgundy, the brothers are staunch advocates of a new labelling system in Rioja which would see wines bottled along with a village, region and single-vineyard delineation rather than the traditional Reserva system. No doubt some way off region-wide implementation, Artuke’s advocacy of the change certainly alludes to their priorities with regards to terroir and quality.