Artadi, who cultivates wine with burning passion in Rioja, dreamed of viticulture in the Navarre region in 1996, when the house started working on the unique orchards of Navarre. Carlos López de Lacalle got the idea to work in the area from his American friend, who wanted to show his compatriots how good Spanish Garnacha can be. The farm was named Artazu after the village in the area. The poor and barren soil of the area and the harsh continental climate with hot and dry summers and cold and wet winters force the vines to fight for their lives, causing them to produce very intense grapes. You can taste energy and authenticity in these wines!
While the Rioja region is dedicated to Tempranillo, Garnacha gets the pedestal it deserves in Navarre. Its elegance has been forgotten by many as other grapes have taken over their space, but recently several winegrowers have realized the potential of grapes produced by old bush vines. Artazu's Garnacha vines cover an area of 41.9 hectares in two different villages, Artazu and San Martín de Unx. The villages are located in the Valdizarbe sub-region, which is the northernmost part of Navarre. The influence of the Atlantic in the region is considerable compared to other sub-regions of Navarre. Just like Artadi's nurseries in Rioja, these nurseries are also managed with certified organic methods. Craftsmanship and limited harvests guarantee that the quality of Garnacha comes out perfectly in these wines.