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.
The red wine Atteca has a clean, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with some bluish glints and a violet rim.
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.
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.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 91.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
A juicy red wine, bold and dense, with a fabulous structure and some depth.
Exciting and excellently priced wine.
This garnacha from Aragón deserves a place among my favourites. Super deep and concentrated, nevertheless it keeps the freshness.