Elaboration of Dominio de Atauta la Mala 2010
Dominio de Atauta la Mala 2010 (Tempranillo and Tinto Fino)
TASTING NOTES OF Dominio de Atauta la Mala 2010:
- View: pillory, high layer purple trim.
- Nose: toasty aromas of ripe fruit and balsamic.
- Mouth: good balance, spicy.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
VINEYARD: Dominio de Atauta
GRAPES: Tinto Fino.
WINE PAIRING: suckling pig.
TEMPERATURE: 16 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15
We are in the Valley Atauta in Soria, almost at the eastern boundary of the Ribera del Duero. Domain Atauta is built in four heights on rock and totally gravity (to avoid unnecessary pumping), on a slope of the valley, surrounded by vineyards, 7 km south of the town of San Esteban de Gormaz, through which the Duero. One of the peculiarities of Atauta is the altitude at which the vineyard is located between 950 and 1000 meters above sea level, giving it a slower ripening of the grapes. It is harvested by hand and all the grapes enters the top floor where falls deposits located at the next level.More about the Winery
They kept the 2010 single vineyards and they are sold after the 2011, which was released last year. The 2010 La Mala showed great balance, elegance and inherent complexity. It's very fresh, austere and mineral, from one superb vineyard very rich in limestone under a 0.7-meter layer of sand. It is an 0.8-hectare plot planted with ancient vines at 960 meters altitude that yielded 0.7 kilos of grapes per plant. The tannins are super-fine, slightly chalky, and the wine has great acidity and balance. This is one of the best La Malas ever bottled. With a little less oak this could have been so much better. 1,121 bottles were filled in March 2012. Time has polished it, but it has a long life ahead of it.View more