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A fresh and aromatic combination of vibrant, dry Spanish moscatel bursting with aromas of lime and peach with a dash of sauvignon blanc to add precision and crispness, this is juicy and moreish.
Product Code: SP15431
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Founded in 2002, Artiga has a ‘new world’, modern approach to wine. The company was created by Martí Quer when he returned to his native Spain after spending several years as a head sommelier in New York, and he has spent many years building good relationships with growers to ensure only high quality grapes are used. These are sourced from four DOs – Alicante, Jumilla, La Mancha and Campo de Borja – and vinified using state-of-the-art wineries in these regions.The wine we buy from Artiga is Saleta, and the grapes for this (mostly moscatel, with around 15% sauvignon blanc) come from coastal vineyards in La Marina, the sub-zone of Alicante where the vineyards rise from the Mediterranean Sea. The hot, humid Mediterranean weather is perfect for moscatel, and the sea breezes help to produce richly aromatic, ripe grapes with a crisp acidity. The soils are mainly limestone, with some areas of alluvial clay left by the rivers flowing towards the coast. Scottish-born winemaker Pamela Geddes, who learned her craft in Australia, selects only the healthiest grapes, which ensures a balanced wine, but also means production quantities are limited according the quality of each vintage. Fermentation occurs in stainless-steel tanks at cool temperatures, with no oak contact and an early bottling, which best captures the fresh, aromatic character of the moscatel grape.
"Lovely fresh taste"
I would recommend this wine
"Clean, fresh citrus wine. Great value. "
"Just didn’t like it much. Hard to say why. Others preferred! "
"Not quite as 'in your face' as pure sauvignon blancs but light and fresh. Very drinkable and perfect for a warm summer evening."
I would recommend this wine
"Great easy drinking, quaffing wine. Not sophisticated or pretentious but very likeable and good value. Good on its own. I didn't try it with food but probably good with fish."
"A lovely all rounder. Great with food or on its own. Great value. I will be ordering again."
"Clean, fresh citrus wine. Great value. "
"Lovely fresh taste"
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"This is one of my favourite everyday wines. It is fresh, delicately flavoured and suits fish and vegetarian food well."
Ms Joan Ransley (22-May-2019)
"I had not come across this combination of grapes before and was pleasantly surprised. Similar to another reviewer I found the taste floral at the first sip but subsequent sips were a nice balance of flavours without sharpness or being over-oaked. It complemented beautifully a spicy pasta dish."
Mr James Atkinson (22-Mar-2019)
"On first taste this seemed a bit floral. However, it is surprisingly moreish and especially good with light but flavoursome food. We like it with everything from Turkish salads to Thai green curry. It has a distinct flavour that hides its acidity and crispness. Really pleased we bought 12 bottles."
Mr Spencer Neal (06-Mar-2019)
"This combination of grapes works well in this wine. I prefer it to some of the more expensive sauvignons. Certainly goes well with the fish and shellfish dishes I serve up at home"
Robert J Foster Esq (06-Mar-2019)
"Greg,citric, went well with prawns."
Mr Keith Mantell (03-Nov-2018)
"I'm reviewing the 2016 vintage here. I have just opened my first bottle and for £6.25 it really does the business. Typical foral grapey muscatel but lifted and cut by the acid of sauvignon blanc. This really works."
Mr Tristan Ward (01-Jul-2018)
"More 2.5 than 2.
Colour: Clean and vivid, pale straw with a silver edge.
Aroma: Medium intensity, fresh and floral, like orange blossom. Citrus aromas of lemon and mandarin orange followed by notes of peach and apricot.
Taste: Light with sharp acidity.Tangy citrus and apple flavours dominate but the nice drying medium finish brings lychee and apricots.
Overall: Nice even if a little unbalanced, acidity seems to overpower the fruit. Well chilled this was welcome on a hot day. A good everyday wine and at the price very good value and well worth picking up."
Mr Gabriel Higgins (05-May-2018)
"Appealing scent of pears gives way to a very dry taste, with a long finish redolent of stone fruits and melon. Makes me think of a hot sun, dusty red Spanish soil; a ruined medieval castle whose stones conceal a grassy glade. A little unlike the typical Sauvignon Blancs at this price but all the more appealing for that, I think."
Mr Patrick Vickers (28-Mar-2018)
"Absolutely delicious fragrant semi-dry muscat - a good alternative to Alsace Muscats, and very well-priced. This will be a wonderful aperitif in warmer weather. In the meantime (a grey, cold Yorkshire winter) it pairs well with fish and lightly spicy food. Can't wait to buy more!"
Dr Teresa Rose (14-Mar-2018)
"Does not remind a Sauvignon Blanc. Too sweet. I have not enjoyed it."
Mr Massimiliano Lamagna (08-Mar-2018)
"I have been very disappointed with this wine. There is no Sauvignon there and it looks more like a sugary drink than anything else. I would really stay away!"
Mr Thierry Levenq (10-Feb-2018)
"This is not what one member says (Sauvignon) . It's principally Muscat, with the Sauvignon giving it a bit of class. It's an absolutely splendid wine and goes with just about everything. Extremely versatile and good value."
Mr Robert Butler (08-Feb-2018)
"This is a great go to wine for me. The Moscatel and Savignon complement themselves producing a lovely floral, yet refreshing wine. Works with food or simply by itself. Top value all-rounder"
Mr S M Pickard (13-Dec-2017)
"* * * 1/2"
Mr Michal Slavik (10-Nov-2017)
"Been very disappointed with this wine which is really semi dry and does not match well with food. This is way too fruity for a Sauv Blanc."
Mr Thierry Levenq (23-Sep-2017)
"Difficult to believe that this is only £6.75! Floral with a nice edge and a really natural flavour. Went beautifully with grilled Salmon and equally with chocolate brownies for afterwards. Reminds you what can be achieved with wine (and with most things!) by keeping things simple. Marvellous"
Mr Martin Chillcott (08-Aug-2017)
100 AWEsome Wines (1st Mar 2018)
"Mostly moscatel with
around 15% sauvignon, fermented in stainless steel tanks with no oak. The
grapiness and perfume of the moscatel is balanced beautifully by the fruity
acidity of the sauvignon. - Trudy Welsh"
What a lovely surprise. I bought this bottle as a 'have a go hero' for over Christmas for a bit of variety. Forgot about it and just opened it. What a delight. The moscatell is dominant, and that's fine as long as it's properly chilled and served in non-huge glasses. The daub Blanche does balance it nicely. It went beautifully with a baked chicken, fennel and garlic dish. Will buy again - when it's available."
Mr Kevin Barry (27-Jan-2017)
"Nice wine ,slips down very easily especially well matched with Asian style food .Good value"
Mr Gordon Smith (04-Sep-2016)
"Good taste, easy drink"
Mr Amol Bakre (14-Aug-2016)
Mr Alex Downham (12-Aug-2016)
"crisp, light and very refreshin, perfect aperitif on a summers day, the muscat adding a glorious melonny fruitiness"
Mr Ian Jones (12-Aug-2016)
"Not impressed in any way.
Dull, heavy and after one glass the remainder was used for a sauce with Osso Bucco.
One of the few disappointing bottles I have drunk."
Mr David A Murdoch (11-Aug-2016)
"The 2013 was superb and a complete bargain, clean and fresh with an interesting richness. Our bottle of the 2015 has been a miss however, heavy palate and the acid was not right. Just not what I expected after the wonderful 2013. Sinked on a hot day and we instead opted for the excellent Leon Beyer Sylvaner"
Mr Martin J Whalley (17-Jul-2016)
"The 2015 is excellent value for money, as previous reviewers have stated about previous years. Not just crisp and light, but with some more interesting flavours present."
Mr Bob Barton (31-May-2016)
"If you enjoy the grapey, slightly perfumed character of a Muscat, this is certainly one to try. But I wouldn’t describe this as dry; more of a 3 than 2, so while it was fine with mildly spiced food I preferred it as an aperitif than a food match – and well chilled."
Mrs Elisabeth Pearce (29-Sep-2016)
"Wonderful wine, amazing value for money. Quite the sophisticated little tipple."
Mr Philip Davey (23-Jan-2016)
"Cracking value for a white at this price. Great fruity flavours in a highly refreshing wine."
Mr Addam Merali-Hosiene (25-Nov-2015)
"Perfect for a hot humid evening, off dry, refreshing, aromatic (floral)
Mostly Moscatel with 15% Sauvignon Blanc giving it a little zest and crispness.
Great with spicy food, cleanses the palate with each mouthful. Recommended!
Mr David Cronin (11-Aug-2014)
"Super stuff. Zippy, refreshing grape juice. Blend seems to get the best out of both grapes - great stuff!"
Ms Katy Benson (05-Jun-2013)
The Press Association (10th May 2013)
"Soft and fragrant with succulent peachy fruit, hints of orange blossom and refreshing grassy notes from the splash of sauvignon blanc give the wine a lively, crisp finish. - Sam Wylie Harris"
"A pleasant surprise. Nicely balanced and not overly aromatic. Perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon."
Mr John Hart (13-Aug-2012)
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