RED BLEND - CALIFORNIA
California is an incredibly diverse wine growing region, and from a red wine perspective, it is paradise. With a perfect climate for the production of red grapes – rarely too hot or too cold, dry with an extended growing season – it’s no wonder that the state’s reputation for quality wine production has risen unbelievably quickly. It is for this reason as well that California makes an incredibly attractive destination for the forward-thinking, innovative winemaker. California is now at the cutting-edge of not only viticultural technology, but state-of-the-art winery modernization as well. These are the terms – forward-thinking, cutting edge and modern – behind the production of L’Artista – a Califonia red-blend that pushes the limit of vinous innovation.
This unique blend that incorporates fruit from some of California’s top wine regions is exotic and luscious to the core. L’Artista reflects the warmth of the Golden State, its voluptuous fruit character and bombastic personality, with black cherry, licorice, spice and cacao notes that give this sensual red a charming immediacy and hedonistic appeal.
Grilled steak, veal, sausage, pasta puttanesca, white bean soup, aged cheeses.
L’ARTISTA STAR IS BORN
A great winemaker is truly a vinous artist, but only when their palette composed of the highest-quality grape varieties. For this, inspiration is necessary, for just as an artistic masterpiece requires an arousal of the senses, a great wine requires an amazing terroir. We use this word often, terroir, without truly reflecting on its meaning. The essence of terroir is the transmission of all of the environmental factors that work in tandem to influence the grapevine’s production of fruit – soil, weather, variety and farming practices.
But just like the most beautiful paints still require a talented hand to put them on the canvas, so do great grapes need a gifted winemaker in the cellar. It takes a team to make a great wine – from grape to bottle, every step must be presided over by a watchful, trained eye with precision and care. With decades of experience working the best of California’s terroir, the L’Artista team presents to you this masterpiece of a red blend – a taste of California’s viticultural splendor, rendered onto the palate by vinous artists at the top of their craft.
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Each parcel is harvested separately, then destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. A combination of stainless-steel tanks and oak are used during the élevage process, and L’Artista is expertly blended before bottling.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 12 g/L