Dominio de Atauta, DO Ribera del Duero - Boutinot
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Dominio de Atauta, DO Ribera del Duero 2020

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Dominio de Atauta

The Atauta valley is a wild and remote place even within Ribera del Duero - distinctly different, it would even be justified in having its own sub-region. The pre-phylloxera vines, well over 100 years old, offer a window back into a different time. This is a complex and intense wine that will reward patience and the right setting.

Meet the producer

Dominio de Atauta can be found in the east of the Ribera del Duero appellation overlooking the Atauta Valley,...

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Production

The 100% Tinto Fino grapes are sourced from predominantly pre-phylloxera vines planted between 120 and 140 years ago. The vines are gobelet pruned, and the grapes harvested between the end of September and mid-October. After destemming and pressing, fermentation is carried out in stainless steel, concrete and French oak. Maceration takes 13 days, and the wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels for 17 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered.

Tasting notes

Intense aromas of black cherry, plum and smoky, mocha notes. Powerful, ripe fruit flavours combine with a darker, more brooding, wild character and hints of garrigue which open up in the glass. There is substantial tannin on display but, despite this, they are fine grained and integrated. After the initial power and explosion of flavour on the palate the finish shows freshness and elegance. This would be best approached after an hour in a decanter, and best enjoyed over the next 2-10 years.

Food match

Pair with roast lamb, good cuts of beef, or game.

Awards

2019 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

Silver

2018 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2022

Silver

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