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Atteca 2018

Atteca

2018

Calatayud is one of those denominations that seems to suffer from a prolonged lethargy, maybe because...

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/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Atteca 2018

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i15.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018

Review

Calatayud is one of those denominations that seems to suffer from a prolonged lethargy, maybe because its neighbour, the Campo de Borja DO, takes the limelight, but this is far from the truth. The Garnacha Tinta, the grape that holds sway in the Campo de Borja because of its lovely nature and sweet roundness, reveals a character of its own, totally different in the Calatayud DO, and most especially at Bodegas Atteca.

The Atteca fruit is ripe and dark, but somewhat less pleasant and rounded than in the Campo de Borja. Its character is rather more harsh in Calatayud, but the good use of oak tones down any possible harshness producing a wine that's intense but pleasant overall. Roasted and liquorice aromas mingle with hints of jams and spices creating a luscious wine that's also intense. It has features of a New World wine, yet never loses for one moment its marks of typicity. Juicy, enveloping and elegantly spiced, it will prove surprising for even savvy enthusiasts of red wine. A masterful Garnacha!

Food pairing

Beef sirloin steak / Braised vegetables / Aubergine with parmesan

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Kensan (10/08/2017) - Vintage 2014

Nice wine

This is a lovely wine with smooth tannins and a lot of power. Drink now or save for at least five years.

by: Álvaro (05/06/2018) - Vintage 2015

Buena sorpresa

Vino que vi en promoción y me ha sorprendido por su sabor, calidad y su precio. Recomendado para una buena cena.

by: pom (13/12/2020) - Vintage 2017

manque d'équilibe

c'est un vin très puissant. il faut le boire à mon avis assez frais. ressemble à beaucoup de vin du langdoc.

by: isabelasoaress (21/08/2020) - Vintage 2017

mi preferido

este vino es uno de los mejores que he probado nunca.

Wine from Bodegas Ateca

Bodegas Ateca

Bodegas Ateca was founded in 2005 in the village of Ateca, located in Zaragoza province about 14 kilometres outside Calatayud. The winery is part of the Oro Wines project, set up by businessman Jorge Ordóñez, basically for the purpose of producing quality wines in different regions of Spain that are destined for the United States market. In line with other wineries belonging to the group, Ateca enjoys the services of an Antipodean oenologist, Australian Sarah Morris, who expertly...

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