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Alaya Tierra 2017

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Alaya Tierra 2017


  • Crianza. 15 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 16


Enterwine Score 95
Media rating 95

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €22.30

Special Price €20.95

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A wine produced by the Gil Family through the Bodegas Atalaya brand, Alaya Tierra is born in the southern Spanish region of Almansa.

A single varietal Garnacha Tintorera - a very rare thing indeed -,  this Spanish red wine is made from old grapevines grown in sandy-limestone soils, located at an altitude of 1000 metres above sea level.

After a meticulous manual harvest, the grapes were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation was carried out in new French and American oak barrels. After that, Alaya Tierra 2017 was aged in the barrels for over a period of 15 months.

Drink this Crianza red wine from now to 2027.

Decant no less than 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information


The wine Alaya Tierra has a high, dense, dark cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.


This rare single varietal Alicante Bouschet from Almansa exhibits an impressive parade of aromas, beginning with lively notes of wild berries, hints of vanilla, cocoa, and Mediterranean herbs, and some tips of tobacco and withered leaves over a background reminiscent of chalk, mineral and dry earth.


Meaty and bold, this Garnacha Tintorera by Bodegas Atalaya is really deep. Ripe fruit, toast, smoke and spices underpinned by some mineral and earthy notions. A deep sense of terroir, enlivened by a fresh acidity, some yummy tannins and long finish. This wine resolves the equation between boldness and freshness. It is dense, massive and meaty, but at the same time spirited and alive.

Our personal opinion

Quintessentially Mediterranean, Alaya Tierra 2017 is exuberant, age-worthy and very well-priced. It really needs some years to unfurl.


Alaya Tierra 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 92.

Alaya Tierra 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.

Alaya Tierra 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.

Alaya Tierra 2013:

First vintage with the current name. Peñín 91.

 Alaya 2012:

Wine Spectator 92. Peñín 91.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Almansa
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 95
Media rating 95
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Grenache Tintorera
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegitables sauces
Taste Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. Pure Bliss! review by LoPagan on 10/12/2017

    When I thought I was broadening my wine knowledge and experience, I have in fact been narrowing it over the last 5 years!!!! Most of what's at the top of my list is rooted in the Chris Ringland/Juan Gil collaboration. There will be purists who will say....too fruit forward.....too jammy.... but for me this is near as good as it gets!!!!!

  2. WOW review by WOWOWOW on 9/30/2017

    WOW!! This is really incredible. The darkest colour I've seen in a wine. It is incredibly concentrated and massive. The texture is chewey, but the best thing is, surprisingly, that the wine is amazingly profound and enjoyable. Super-complex and rich, I think it will grow in the bottle for the next 5 o 7 years.

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