Dominio de Atauta 2015 | Magnum (1,5L)
25 terroirs of the Atauta Valley located between the bottom of the valley to the páramo areas, between 940m to 1010m above sea level. Pre-phylloxera vineyards 120 to 160 years old. The soil compositions are varied, calcareous sands with pebbles, sandy loam or clayey, all of them on a bed of calcareous rock of different depths, from 0.7 to 2m. 100% Fine Red.
Elaboration by terroirs in wooden vats and concrete tanks, selecting the material according to the characteristics of the grapes of each terroir. 16 months in French oak barrels.
COLOR: cereza intenso
AROMA: fruta madura, hierbas secas, roble cremoso, terroso
BOCA: potente, fruta madura, especiado, taninos maduros
The 2015 Dominio de Atauta is pure Tempranillo from a myriad of small plots in the Atauta zone, fermented and matured in oak. It's a heady and ripe red with 15% alcohol and moderate acidity that manages to show poise and freshness. In fact, it's a more complete wine than the 2014 equivalent. The tannins feel finer, perhaps because they used less new oak. These wines are the opposite of wines in other zones of Ribera del Duero. In 2015 they had much lower yields, and they also had to sort a lot, so they ended up with fewer grapes, but the result was a much more elegant wine. 24,090 bottles and 900 magnums were produced in 2015. It was bottled in September 2017.