Red Wine Alaya Tierra 2020

Crianza red wine from Almansa. Varietal old-vines Garnacha Tintorera aged for 15 months in French and American oak barrels.
Crianza. 15 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Almansa
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Tintorera,
Wineries: Bodegas Atalaya
P 92/92+ 94 93

Availability: In stock

€23.50
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Produced by the Gil Family through the Bodegas Atalaya brand, Alaya Tierra comes from southwestern Spanish region of Almansa.

A rare varietal Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet), this Spanish red wine is made from very old vines grown in sandy-limestone soils at an altitude of 1,000 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 2020 was aged in the barrels for over a period of 15 months.

Decant this Crianza red wine no less than 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Alaya Tierra is deep purple with a purple rim.

Nose

This uncommon varietal Alicante Bouschet exhibits an impressive range 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.

Palate

This wine of Bodegas Atalaya is meaty and bold. Ripe black fruit, toast, smoke and spices underpinned by some mineral and earthy notions. The wine conveys a deep sense of terroir, enlivened by a fresh acidity, some yummy tannins and long finish. It is dense and massive, but at the same time spirited and alive.

Our personal opinion

Quintessentially Mediterranean, Alaya Tierra 2020 is exuberant, age-worthy and very well-priced. It really needs some years to unfurl.

OTHER VINTAGES

Alaya Tierra 2019:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 92.

Alaya Tierra 2018:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 92.

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.

 Alaya 2012:

Wine Spectator 92. Peñín 91.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Almansa
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker's Score 92/92+
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Grenache Tintorera
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
Reviews
2 Reviews
Pure Bliss!
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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!!!!!
Review by (Posted on 12 October 2017)
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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.
Review by (Posted on 30 September 2017)
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