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Dominio de Atauta 2016

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Dominio de Atauta

Atauta's high altitude and easterly location within Ribera del Duero ensures that this is a fine and elegant expression of Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

Meet the producer

Established in1999 by Miguel Sanchez, a Madrid wine merchant who realised the potential of the ancient vineyards, many...

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Production

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

Tasting notes

Rich aromas of black cherry, plum and smoky, mocha notes. Intense, ripe fruit flavours combine with a darker, more brooding, wild character and hints of garrigue which open up in the glass. Chewy with ample ripe tannins, but also a freshness, brightness and elegance. Approachable now but should age for 5 years or more.

Food match

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

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