The grapes come from vineyards with low yields located high on the hillsides, 700-1000 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks to obtain a very complex wine after 10 months of maturing in French oak barrels.
TYPE OF WINE
Garnacha / Grenache.
10 months in French oak barrels. 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.
Rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.
15 ºC - 18 ºC