Bodegas Ateca Atteca Garnacha Old Vines Calatayud Red Spanish Wine 750 mL
90+ rating Wine Advocate November 2021
“The 2018 Atteca feels more harmonious and fresher than the 2019 I tasted next to it, despite both having similar alcohol levels (15%) and almost the same acidity and pH parameters. One extra year in bottle has polished the tannins, and the cooler, even if more challenging year seems to have given it an extra spark. It’s still a full-bodied and powerful Garnacha that can handle powerful food. 72,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2019.” -Luis Gutierrez
Ateca is the winery in Calatayud from the Gil family from Jumilla. They have around 100 hectares of vineyards there, mostly on slate soils and some as high as 900 meters in altitude. The wines are powerful, ripe and generously oaked. They produce close to one million bottles.