Red Wine Dominio De Atauta 2016
Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinta Fina aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.
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Regular Price: €22.45
Special Price €19.20
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.
The wine Dominio de Atauta has an intense, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
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.
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.
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:
Dominio de Atauta 2010:
Parker 91. Peñín 95.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|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|