£ 90.19/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Dominio de Atauta Llanos del Almendro 2013
Bottle size and vintage
Unlike other Atauta wines, Llanos del Almendro originates from younger vines, planted in 1941 with a variety of Tinta Fina grafted onto American roots, grown in a 2.5 ha. parcel. It is the only terroir not to have a calcareous layer in its soils and one that produces powerful and concentrated wines, as the other terroirs do, but these wines require “taming” in barrel in order to obtain their harmonious and orderly character, and a distinctly individual touch.
Aged in French oak barrels.
- Vinification material:Wood
- Type of wood:French oak
- ViewPicota cherry red / Deep
- Bouquet:Ripe fruit / Elegant / Powerful / Mango / Fresh leaves
- Mouth:Fruit-forward / Good acidity / Ripe / Concentrated
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
The nose is dominated by dark fruit, oak and malt. And on the palate I was surprised by the early ripeness of this youngster, the nice flavor balance of berries and herbs and the soft tannins it displays. I’m sure it will get much better still in the next 5 years.
Dominio de Atauta
The Dominio de Atauta winery is located in the Atauta valley in the province of Soria in central Spain. They own 21 hectares of vines and supervise another 22, meaning they manage around 600 plots altogether at altitudes of over 1000 metres. The winery's goal is to demonstrate the full potential of their pre-phylloxera Tinto Fino vines with ages ranging between 85 and 150 years old. The Atauta valley has a history of over 500 years of winemaking in extremely severe conditions...