Grown in the nutrient-poor, calcareous clay sub-soils that surround the ancient walled village of Laguardia, the 12.3-acre Valdeginés vineyard is located at an altitude of 1,728 feet above sea-level. A densely-spaced, east-facing vineyard, Valdeginés, planted in 1989 consists of two micro-terroirs where vines lie either in the shallow soil of soft sandstone slopes or along the ancient rock terraces on cooler, deeper soils. A blend of both hillside and terrace fruit, Valdeginés is consistently both incredibly complex and pleasing on the palate. As all of the ARTADI vineyards are dry-farmed and maintained naturally, chemical fertilizers and pesticides are never used in this inimitable single vineyard.
93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker Wine Advocate: "The bottled 2017 Valdeginés from a slope in Laguardia felt quite harmonious and tender, somehow a fresh and jovial Tempranillo (in the context of the other single-vineyard Tempranillo bottling). There are fresh flavors of cherries and licorice, ripe but without excess, with weight and balance, round tannins and a dry, tasty finish. A happy Tempranillo. 9,216 bottles were filled in July 2019.”