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Bodegas Ateca Atteca 2010

Grenache from Spain
  • WE 91
  • ST 90
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Winemaker Notes

Atteca is deep cherry in color. It has intense aromas of red ripe fruit (ripe raspberry) which combine perfectly with the spicy notes of cacao, vanilla and licorice corresponding to a noble aging. It is very fresh and fruity in the mouth. It has a notable ending where fruity and spicy aromas come back via retro-nasal. It is a magnificent expression of an elegant 100% Garnacha from Aragon.

Critical Acclaim

WE 91
Wine Enthusiast

Emphatically toasty and charred on the nose, this offers chocolate and hick¬ory aromas. It feels smooth, plush, layered and not at all simple, with baked black-fruit flavors that are draped over savory barbecue and spice accents. The toast is present but not overpowering on the finish.

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Glass-staining purple. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, licorice and cola. Juicy, minerally and sweet, with very good depth of flavor and slow-building smokiness. Finishes quite long, with fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness.

Bodegas Ateca

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Bodegas Ateca is a joint project between the Gil winery family and the well-known importer, Jorge Ordonez. The bodegas is located in the Calatayud region of northeastern Spain. The majority of the vineyards are grown in highly permeable and healthy soils with a high amount of limestone. The soils are rocky, loose and low in nutrients. The climate in this region varies vastly from day to night, allowing for more balance between acidity and alcohol.

The main varietal here is Garnacha grown from old-vines up to 80-100 years old.