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Red Wine Dominio De Atauta 2016

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinta Fina aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinto Fino,
Wineries: Dominio de Atauta
P 92/92+ ñ 94 93 93

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €22.45

Special Price €19.20

Product Description
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For several reasons, Dominio de Atauta is a truly singular Spanish red wine.

First, it is made from high-altitude Tinta Fina  vines located at altitudes between 980 and 1,050 metres above sea level.

Second, all of the vines, scattered over more many little plots, are over 60 years old. Some of them, over 140 years of age, are prephylloxeric.

Harvested at dusk, the grapes were cooled in the cellar, destemmed and macerated at a low temperature.

After the completion of alcoholic fermentation in concrete tanks and oak vats, this red wine from Ribera del Duero by the Dominio de Atauta winery was transferred into French oak barrels (20% new), where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for over a period of 16 months.

We suggest that you decant Dominio de Atauta 2016 from Ribera del Duero at least 30 minutes before drinking.

59,637 bottles produced.

Additional Information
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Appearance

The wine Dominio de Atauta has an intense, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

This old-vines Tinta Fina is complex and intense. Deep notes of black fruit, Jamaican pepper, vanilla, and toast, alongside aromas of tobacco, black chocolate, balsam and cranberry liqueur over a seductive, earthy-mineral background. This Ribera del Duero red wine has great balance and finesse.

Palate

A fresh and vibrant Crianza red wine with a bold structure and a velvety body.  Spices, wet earth, blackberries, blackcurrants, raw cocoa and some mineral undertones. This wine by Dominio de Atauta has a well-balanced acidity, a detailed texture and a very long, smokey finish.

Our personal opinion

An excellent vintage, Dominio de Atauta 2016 is fresh, mineral and mature. A pure delight.

OTHER VINTAGES

Dominio de Atauta 2015:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92.

Dominio de Atauta 2014:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Dominio de Atauta 2013:

Parker 92. Peñín 93. Peñín 95. Enterwine 95.

Dominio de Atauta 2012:

Parker 91. Peñín 92.

Dominio de Atauta 2011:

Peñín 94.

Dominio de Atauta 2010:

Parker 91. Peñín 95.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 92/92+
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Tinta Fina
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
dominio
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Great Ribera. Spectacularly expressive and lively.
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
Atauta
Value
Firm on the outside, delicate on the inside. I feel the altitude, the cold and the soil. Purity.
Review by (Posted on 16 January 2018)
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