2019 Dominio de Atauta Parada de Atauta
Miguel Sánchez's 12 hectares are divided into 600 different plots, which have completely different soil compositions, each of which has been analyzed separately. Everything is strictly biodynamically exploited, the use of tractors or any chemical product is absolutely waived, including sulfurizing, filtering or stabilizing the wine is not allowed. The grapes are harvested in very small boxes and fermented in the cellar in cement or stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged in French oak barriques, 50% of which were new.
This wine is fresh, attractive and with sweet fruit. It is an expressive wine with very good intensity and depth. Comes from 80 year old pre-phylloxer vineyards. This is truly a wine with a lot of wine for the money and is (relatively) very cheap if you compare it with other wines made in this winery, but also with the other often much more expensive Ribera Del Duero wines. Intense red fruit, a little sweet, hint of spice and approachable tannins.
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||2022|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|