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Date Printed: 4/20/2015
Atalaya La Atalaya 2007
Atalaya La Atalaya 2007
(search item no. 98396)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2015: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bodegas Atalaya is a new project of the Gil family of Jumilla and Jorge OrdoƱez in Denomination of Origin Almansa, situated east of the province of Albacete, between Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. The predominant grape varieties are Garnacha Tintorera, autochthonous to the zone, and Monastrell. The wine was aged for 8 months in 100% French oak barrels.
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About Atalaya:

The winery was founded in 2003, but the family has 3 generations in vine cultivation. The main building is in the midst of vineyards, so the quality of the grapes remain intact in its short trip from vine to press.

This winery has 25 hectares of vineyards, which use the trellis system and drip-irrigation. The bodega cultivates Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Monastrell and produces about 50,000 bottles a year. It has 100 oak barrels, 80 American oak and 20 French, as well as stainless steel tanks with a capacity for 125,000 gallons.The premiere wine of this here is the Atalaya Crianza and its can be tasted in a tasting room that offers winery visits.