2019 Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Alaya Tierra
2019 Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Alaya Tierra Garnacha Tintorera’s small, intensely colored berries lend to a deeply colored and layered richness. The wine is aged for 15 months in French oak with a small proportion aging in American oak. 100% Garnacha Tintorera; Sourced from 55 year-old estate vines of Garnacha Tintorera at 3200 feet above sea level with extremely low yields. The wine is dense, earthy, with notes of black fruits.
The Bodegas Atalaya Winery is a relatively new project within the Gil Family Group. It is located in the Almansa D.O, east of Albacete Province among Valencia, Alicante and Murcia, in the transit zone between the Castilian Plateau and the Mediterranean Sea. The winery and vineyards are located 3 kilometers north of Almansa at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. The soils here consist mainly of limestone. The predominant grape varieties are Garnacha Tintorera, a variety native to the area, and Monastrell (also known as Mataró or Mourvèdre), from which the project produces its wines. The technical direction is provided by the Australian-born winemaker Frank Gonzales.