Red Wine Alaya Tierra 2018
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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 2018 was aged in the barrels for over a period of 15 months.
Decant this Crianza red wine no less than 1 hour before drinking.
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 2018 is exuberant, age-worthy and very well-priced. It really needs some years to unfurl.
Alaya Tierra 2017:
Enterwine 95. Peñín 91.
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.
Wine Spectator 92. Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|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|