Dominio de Atauta is built on rock on a hillside of the valley, surrounded by vines. It slopes down into the valley on four levels, which allows us to elaborate our wines taking advantage of gravity without damaging the excellent raw material.
The harvest is always done by hand and the grape enters through the upper floor, from where they fall by gravity to the tanks located on the next floor. On a third level is the barrel cellar, where there are about 600 French oak barrels.
This wine is made out of a selection of very old vineyards which provide a better maturation and a further fruity intensity. The vinification process is carried out in villages using concrete and stainless-steel vats. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in wooden vats and then aged during 13-14 months in French Oak barrels and another 4 months in vats.
Parada de Atauta is born out of the sandy soils of the Valley. It is the most subtle and elegant version of the tinto fino. Lively deep red cherry color with violet reflections. Intense aromas of violets, thyme and rosemary under a light background of ripe red fruit. Silkiness and freshness dominate a mouth with ripe red and black fruit flavors perfectly assembled with incredibly silky tannins with and a mineral and fresh finish.
"The 2018 Parada de Atauta is full-bodied, powerful and very young, with abundant tannins. It's a fresh and balanced vintage with good tension and full ripeness of the grapes in a slightly longer cycle. It has more black fruit and good tension, with the finesse of the sandy soils they use for this wine (they keep the clay terrois for the Dominio de Atauta bottling)" - 92 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Producer: Dominio de Atauta
Region: Castilla y León
Appellation: Ribera del Duero
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