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 2017 at least 30 minutes before drinking.
Drink now until 2025.
The Spanish red wine La Atalaya del Camino has an intense, dark, high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim and some violet tinges.
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.
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 2017 from the little-known DO Almansa is complex, savoury and age-worthy.
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:
La Atalaya 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
Another fabulous value from Almansa. It is worth twice the price.
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.
This is an intense wine!! Fruit is amazing, and after some time it sings with a distinctive voice. Incredible value!!