Laya 2020 · Buy it for £9.25 at Vinissimus
CART
Up to 25% off sparkling wines!
Laya 2020

Laya

2020
90
PEÑÍN

Other bottle sizes and vintages

£9.25

/ 0.75 L btl
  • Delivery in 24-48h
    Free delivery over £200
  • Insurance included & returns guarantee
  • 4.68/5 Evaluation from Trusted Shops

Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

The best description for this wine would arise from seeing the expression on the face of someone who has just tried it and found out how much a bottle costs: less than a fiver. Disbelief at first, followed by astonishment, and finally admiration.

If the first impression it gives proves positive, with the wine adjudged good, very fruit-forward and expressive, a mature wine with pleasant nuances from oak-ageing, creamy, spicy, sweet notes… on learning the price, the conclusion is eminently clear: excellent value for money, a fine blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell, two varieties indigenous to the Almansa region.

Aged for 4 months in French oak barrels.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Picota cherry red / Deeply-coloured / Clean / Bright
Bouquet
Elegant / Fresh / Ripe fruit / Floral scents
Mouth
Pleasant / Balanced / Unctuous / Sweet tannins / Young tannins / Long finish / Sweet

Drinking and storing

14ºC

Food pairing

Cured cheeses, Vegetable casseroles, Grilled beef

Ratings and awards

202090 PN
201990+ PK90 PN
201890 PN92 SK
201790 PK90 PN
201691 PN90 SK
201590 PN92 SK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The fruit-driven and easy-to-drink 2019 Laya was produced with Garnacha Tintorera, or Alicante Bouschet, grapes blended with 30% Monastrell from an unusually wet year with torrential rains during the harvest. It fermented in stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts, with malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. It's very dark, almost opaque, expressive and open. This comes from younger vines yet is structured and seamless, quite complete. It feels like a very good vintage for Garnacha Tintorera in the zone. The palate is round, somehow creamy, and the tannins are ripe and juicy. 360,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (10/09/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 90+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4.2/5
146 reviews
Vintage:

The winery

Bodegas Atalaya

Bodegas Atalaya

The Bodegas Atalaya Project has arisen out of the combined efforts of the Gil Family Estates and the López family from El Pilar de la Horadada. In a little-known region, situated between the Murcian denominations, Manchuela and Valencia, a serious commitment was shown right from the start to working with old vines of indigenous varieties (Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell), with the aim of elevating the Almansa DO through its historic grapes. Thus, back in 2007, the first...

>>