2013 Dominio de Atauta La Mala
Dominio de Atauta has released some minuscule amounts of beautiful single vineyard reds from the 2013 harvest, which they have kept longer in bottle and the successor from 2010. The La Mala is a beauty of a wine - only it is all very limited because only 950 bottles of the 2013 vintage have been bottled, but this one has also received 95/100 points from Parker
The La Mala from Atauta from the Ribera del Duero is a 100% Tempranillo coming from a single vineyard of 0.7HA. In the glass, the Atauto La Mala is a deep purple-red with beautiful pearls. In the nose, the wine is incredible and very complex and certainly after some time rolling, a whole pallet of scents is released such as violets, oak, Mediterranean herbs, tobacco, leather. It has a medium-bodied taste with lots of freshness, acidity and nice length and defined flavors that stay in your mouth almost forever. A great wine with a real personality.
The wine importer Miguel Sánchez's trip to Atauta was a fluke for the entire region. Passing through the Ribera del Duero, he discovered the small valley with its ancient, deserted vineyards, more than 400-year-old wine cellars, ancient cellar vaults and even the stone wine presses from the 13th century were still available. A wine wonderland that has fallen asleep.
The east of the DO was known to be difficult to exploit, as the vines are at a considerable height of nearly 1,000 meters. Miguel Sánchez came, saw and conquered: the youngest Tempranillo vines are 60 years old, the oldest vines are up to 160 years old, really incredible. An immense wealth! They immediately gave exceptionally beautiful results, after the wild plots were kissed awake. With the release of the first wines, it immediately became clear that this was not only one of the best wines from all over the country, but even from all over the world! The strict organic and parcel for parcel separately brought up wines are among the best ever extracted from the grape variety Tempranillo.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Appellation||Ribera del Duero|
|Winery||Dominio de Atauta|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|