Dominio de Atauta, Ribera Del Duero (6 Bottle Case)

Spain

 

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Dominio de Atauta was established in 1999 by Miguel Sanchez, a Madrid wine merchant who realised the potential of the ancient vineyards, many pre-phylloxera, in this neglected part of the Ribera del Duero near Soria. Miguel brought in Bertrand Sourdais, a young winemaker from Chinon and passionate advocate of biodynamic viticulture and the principle of terroir, who oversees both vines and winemaking - this is a place where wine is truly made in the vineyard. Within a few years, Atauta has produced some of the most individual, complex and expressive wines in Ribera.

Dominio de Atauta wine is a top-class Ribera del Duero from the region's highest and most easterly winery. Rich aromas of black cherry, plum and smoky, mocha notes. Intense, ripe fruit flavours combine with a darker, more brooding, wild character and hints of garrigue which open up in the glass. Chewy with ample ripe tannins, but also a freshness, brightness and elegance. Approachable now but should age for 5 years or more. Fantastic with roast lamb, good cuts of beef, or game.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: Spain
Region: Ribera Del Duero
Grapes: Tempranillo 100%
ABV: 15%
Bottle Size: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2017/18
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes 

Dominio de Atauta 2017: ” …is a blend of their different terroirs from the Atauta Valley, mostly north-facing vineyards with clay-rich soils. It shows the character of the place and is a wine that fills your palate and has good depth and keeps the freshness (clay helps there), where they look for the character of the limestone mother rock. It has a ripe red-fruit profile with an élevage in oak barrels with a change since 2016, as they use a lot less new oak (around 15% to 20% instead of 50%). It combines power and elegance and showcases the cooler part of Ribera del Duero even in a slightly warmer and drier year. Here, the frost that decimated other parts of Ribera del Duero didn’t touch the Atauta Valley. 93 pts.” Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (30th June 2021)

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