Red Wine Atteca Armas 2021

Vegan red wine from Calatayud. Varietal old-vines Grenache aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Calatayud
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Bodega Ateca
ñ 95 94 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

The impressive wine Atteca Armas aims to convey the ultimate expression of the harsh, rugged terroir of the northern Spanish region of Calatayud, located in the province of Aragón.

A varietal Grenache, this Spanish red wine is sourced from vineyards located between 750 and 1,000 metres of altitude. Most of the vines are over 100 years of age. Soils are composed of slate, a feature that brings a distinctive complexity to this Grenache from Aragón.

Moreover, the plants have managed to withstand an unmerciful climate, with extremely cold winters and excruciatingly hot summers.

Produced by Bodega Ateca, a branch of Gil Family Estates, the wine was vinified with the utmost care. After completing alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks, the wine Atteca Armas 2021 was transferred into new French oak barrels, where this vegan wine completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 18 months.

Properly stored, this Crianza red wine should have a long life in the bottle.

However, if you prefer to enjoy it right now we suggest that you decant this red wine from Calatayud for a minimum of 1 hour before you drink it.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Atteca Armas is deep purple with a violet rim.


Impressively deep and complex, this very old-vines Grenache carries a panoply of red and black fruit, underpinned by profound, ever-changing mineral notes, nuances of garrigue and aromatic herbs, some spicy notions, and remembrances of flowers, black truffles, lavender, liquorice and cocoa.


This red wine from Bodega Ateca is terroir-driven and opulent, with the purest suggestions of red fruit, enlivened by all sorts of mineral, balsamic, earthy, smokey and floral remembrances. Crisp acidity, mighty tannins and extremely long finish. That being said, one must bear in mind that the wine is only in its chilhood.

Our personal opinion

The wine Atteca Armas 2021 is an ode to Grenache and an homage to a harsh terroir that creates amazing wines.


Atteca Armas 2020:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 95.

Atteca Armas 2019:

Enterwine 94. Parker 91.

Atteca Armas 2018:

Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 94.

Atteca Armas 2017:

Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 95.

Atteca Armas 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.

Atteca Armas 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94.

Atteca Armas 2014:

Peñín 94. Enterwine 94.

Atteca Armas 2011:

Peñín 93, Wine Spectator 91.

Atteca Armas 2010:

Peñín 93.

Year 2021
Type Red
D.O. Calatayud
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Vegan Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 95
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
3 Reviews
tremendous wine
A blast of a wine! Incredibly deep and concentrated.
Review by (Posted on 15 March 2019)
Imposingly deep, shattering and earthy. Needs a good 3 hours in the carafe. Then it calms down and another conversation starts.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
wine on arms
Right now it is so intense it is almost frightening. Truly a red wine on steroids. Spine-tingling. I will store my two remaining bottles for some years.
Review by (Posted on 24 August 2017)
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