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La Atalaya del Camino
The grapes of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell come from vineyards located in the area of Almansa between 700 and 1000 metres of altitude planted on sandy soils and high amount of limestone on his bed. Fermented separately to obtain a very complex wine after maturing in French oak barrels.
he prominent grape variety in Almansa is Garnacha Tintorera –Alicante Bouschet- along with Monastrell. The La Atalaya is 85% Garnacha Tintorera and 15% Monastrell planted around 1000 metres -3280 feet- above sea level and aged for 12 months in French oak. It sports a glass coated with glycerin as well as a super-fragrant nose of exotic spices, lavender, incense, and black raspberry. Succulent, layered, and totally pleasure-bent, this plush offering has a smooth-as-silk finish totally unexpected from a wine of this humble price. It is an amazing value in unrestrained hedonism.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.
Best served with: 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.
Serving temperature: 15º - 18ºC, it is advisable to open the bottle one hour before drinking.