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Florentino Martinez Monje was the original winemaker at Artadi before establishing his own winery in 1992. He has made a name for himself in bringing back the old-fashioned way of making Rioja using semi-carbonic maceration (partial whole-cluster) fermentation. He is one of a group of small producers in Rioja that are trying to change the region’s perception by bottling wines by vineyard site, rather than simply making joven, crianza, reserva, et cetera. Orlegi is a fresh, lean, red made from old vines between the villages of Elciego and Laguardia. It’s a party in a bottle, and goes great with charcuterie and fresh cheese, roasted chicken or potatoes with fresh herbs.