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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Atalaya Laya 2012
Atalaya Laya 2012
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Laya is 70% Garnacha Tintorera — Alicante Bouschet — and 30% Monastrell planted around 1000 metres (3280 feet) above sea level and aged for 4 months in French oak. Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep color and here it coats the glass and imparts aromas of brooding black fruits, licorice, espresso, and pepper. Dense, savory, and rich.
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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.