14 may. 2017

La Atalaya del Camino another great wine from Grupo Juan Gil

La Atalaya del Camino by Atalaya Wineries

Old vineyards with denomination of origin Almansa for this La Atalaya del Camino 

Name: La Atalaya del Camino
Year 2014
Variety of grapes: Garnacha Tintorera 85% and Monastrell 15%
Aging: 12 months in French oak
Winery: Bodegas Atalaya - Grupo Juan Gil
Graduation: 15.5%
Consumption Temperature: 15ºC
Denomination of Origin: Almansa
Region: Paraje Atalaya - Almansa - Albacete
Price: 10 euros
Rating: 82
Value for money: Good
Vintage Rating: Very Good

Slogan or text of the back label: From vineyards with Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell varieties planted in calcareous soils between 700 and 1000 meters in altitude, the best grapes are selected to obtain this unique and complex wine. Of great structure and high intensity coloring, offering an explosion of flavor and elegance in nose and mouth, ending with a long and smooth finish.

Review to the wine La Atalaya del Camino by  Atalaya Wineries and Grupo Juan Gil:
For years we have known Grupo Juan Gil of which we are fans for the general quality of their wines in any of the denominations of origin where they elaborate.
The Atalaya del Camino is a peculiar wine that we had tried before, but after a slight change of image and name (before I think I remember it was simply La Atalaya) we decided to try it again.
Made with old vineyards in the area of ​​Almansa, Albacete, La Atalaya del Camino is a powerful, very powerful wine.
Its alcohol content is 15% and stands out for a first drink that impresses.
Maybe we should have decanted or opened the bottle an hour earlier, since we noticed how the wine evolves very well with time in the glass.
Full of intensity and flavor, a wine different from some varieties of grapes to which we are not fully accustomed, but with a breeding of twelve months and a production of quality, result in a powerful wine at the same time rich, aromatic and tasty.
Ideal for its power for red meat and intense meals.
With an adequate price and a correct price relation, La Atalaya del Camino is a fine example of well made wine that is being elaborated in the new denominations of origin, Almansa in this case.
La Atalaya del Camino bottle. Origin Almansa - Spain
Of course, our opinion of the wine La Atalaya del Camino is very positive.