Bodegas Zabrin Atteca - Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines
|Producer||Bodegas Zabrin Atteca|
Bodegas Ateca has its headquarters in the village of Ateca, in the province of Zaragoza, fourteen Km away from Calatayud. Old vines of Garnacha are planted on the hillsides at about 3,000 ft above sea level. There is a range of soil types throughout the region, however most vineyards could be described as having gravely clay loams. The clay is at depth and allows for the vines to obtain moisture and be dry grown even though there is very little rainfall in the region. After fermentation process the wine stayed for 10 months in barrels.
Rich morello cherry and plum flavors are accented by mint, orange peel and sassafras notes in this expressive red, which has soft tannins, juicy acidity and smoky finish.
Broad and plush in texture, this red delivers ripe boysenberry and red plum flavors, with notes of anise, rhubarb, nutmeg and toast. Light tannins and gentle acidity give this modest grip. Drink now through 2021. - TM
The riper and headier 2015 Atteca has 0.5% more alcohol than the 2014, hitting the scales at 15.5%, which shows the wine reflecting the character of the year. It matured in oak barrels for some ten months. It's a ripe, full-bodied and powerful Garnacha representing the character of the year quite faithfully. This is one for a winter stew or similar powerful food. Still a little oaky for my taste... 66,000 bottles produced.