Red Wine La Atalaya del Camino 2018

Crianza red wine made from Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell in Almansa, aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Almansa
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Tintorera, Monastrell,
Wineries: Bodegas Atalaya
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Availability: In stock

€11.10
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A branch of Gil Family Estates, Bodegas Atalaya is the producer of La Atalaya del Camino, belonging to the DO Almansa.

Made from a blend of 85% Garnacha Tintorera (a.k.a Alicante Bouschet) and 15% Monastrell (a.k.a Mourvèdre), this Spanish red wine features two bold grapes that produce wines with a great acidity, impressive structure and substantial ageing potential.

This interesting red wine from Almansa comes from low-yielding vines with an average age of 45 years located at an altitude between 700 and 1000 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of sand and limestone. Climate is rigorously continental.

The grapes were carefully selected and separately vinified. After that, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Decant La Atalaya del Camino 2018 at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The Spanish red wine La Atalaya del Camino has an intense, dark, high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim and some violet tinges.

Nose

A blend of old-vines Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell with a deep character, it exhibits suggestive aromas of juicy black fruit and red fruit, alongside creamy notions of spices, vanilla, toffee and moka over a fresh, balsamic background.

Palate

Powerful, meaty and lush, this red wine by the Gil Family combines the intense notes of black fruit with remembrances of menthol, dry earth, violets, chocolate withered herbs and spices. Well-balanced, with a lively acidity, ripe tannins and a very long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

An almost unbeatable value, La Atalaya del Camino 2018 from the little-known DO Almansa is complex, savoury and age-worthy.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Atalaya del Camino 2017:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.

La Atalaya del Camino 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Parker 91.

La Atalaya del Camino 2014:

Peñín 91. Enterwine 93.

La Atalaya del Camino 2013:

Peñín 91.

La Atalaya 2012:

Peñín 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Almansa
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tintorera 85%, Monastrell 15%.
Pairings bluefish, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
very good wine
Value
Another fabulous value from Almansa. It is worth twice the price.
Review by (Posted on 27 February 2019)
atalaya
Value
Juan Gil nails it every time. This wine does not try to be a Frenchy, pretentious, soul-deprived, supposedly elegant beverage. It is intense, earthy and bears its Spanish character with pride.
Review by (Posted on 13 June 2018)
intenseeeee
Value
This is an intense wine!! Fruit is amazing, and after some time it sings with a distinctive voice. Incredible value!!
Review by (Posted on 18 September 2017)
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