Red Wine Dominio de Atauta Valdegatiles 2008
Reserve red wine from Ribera del Duero made from Fina aged for 19 months in French oak barrels.
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Dominio de Atauta Valdegatiles 2008 is one of the top wines produced by the prestigious Atauta winery in Ribera del Duero. This is a terroir-oriented wine that aims to communicate a sense of place, subtlety, minerality and finesse.
The grapes used to produce this remarkable red wine from Ribera del Duero come from the 1.7 hectare plot that the winery owns in the town of Valdegatiles, which is located at an altitude of 950 metres above sea level.
The pre-phylloxeric Tinta Fina vines are no less than 120 to 140 years old, and are grown in sandy-limestones soils. As for the climate, it is so harsh and windy that there is almost no need for human intervention in order to keep the plants healthy and free of parasites. Moreover, the farming procedures implemented by the winery are mostly biodynamical.
The grapes were harvested in little, 12-kg. boxes and brought to the cellar. Vinified through gravity, the grapes were pre-fermented for a period of 7 days without having been previously destemmed.
Then, Dominio de Atauta Valdegatiles 2008 was fermented and, finally, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 19 months.
A precious, rare jewel of a wine.
Very bright, clean, intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Valdegatiles, by Dominio de Atauta, is deep and intense, showing notes of ripe red and black fruit, elegant aromas coming from the oak ageing, such as leather, smoke and spices, and also profund mineral aromas combined with notions of underbush, dry earth, dry fruit and tobacco leaves.
Bold, intense and still a bit unbridled at this moment. Extremely fresh, with mighty tannins that promise a long life, and a linear, focused character. This wine has the seed of greatness in it, and needs some years to attune its many niceties and complexities. Long, unending mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Dominio de Atauta Valdegatiles 2008 is one of the best wines produced in Central Spain. Deep, mineral and precise.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||19|
|Pairings||Alone, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|