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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Bodegas Ateca Atteca 2010
Bodegas Ateca Atteca 2010
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's 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.
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About Bodegas Ateca:

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.