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Atteca 2016

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€11.20

Atteca 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€11.20
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Details

A single varietal Grenache, Atteca is a Spanish red wine crafted by the Ateca winery.

A project of the Juan Gil Family, the wine is crafted from old vines, some of which are 100 years of age. They are planted on slate soils at altitudes between 700 and 1,000 metres above sea level, in the harsh northern Spanish region of Calatayud, Aragón.

The Grenache grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and subsequently transferred into French oak barrels.

After that, this old-vines Grenache was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

We strongly suggest that you decant Atteca 2016 for at least 30 minutes before you drink it.

Drink until 2024.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Atteca has a clean, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with some bluish glints and a violet rim.

Nose

Deep and intense, this old-vines Grenache from Calatayud begins with some smokey and creamy notes, followed by intense aromas of blueberries and raspberries, some hints of tobacoo and roasted coffee, as well as some mineral undertones and aromas of balsam and resin.

Palate

Smooth and well-balanced, this red wine by Bodega Ateca is fruit-driven and balanced, with well-integrated oak and a rewarding freshness. Juicy red fruit, notions of cocoa and sensations of dry earth over an underlying layer of minerality. Creamy and fresh, with ripe tannins, good acidity and a long, persistent finish.

Our personal opinion

Spicy, deep and fruit-forward, Atteca 2016 is an exceptional value from Aragón.

OTHER VINTAGES

Atteca 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 91.

Atteca 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Catalunya
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes 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 oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. atteca review by Chorus Line on 3/13/2019
    Value

    A juicy red wine, bold and dense, with a fabulous structure and some depth.

  2. super value review by Yorkin on 2/7/2019
    Value

    Exciting and excellently priced wine.

  3. from aragon review by Aragorn on 4/11/2018
    Value

    This garnacha from Aragón deserves a place among my favourites. Super deep and concentrated, nevertheless it keeps the freshness.

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