Dominio de Atauta Llanos del Almendro 2012
106.35€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
As with other 'paraje' bottlings (from very small plots in the same zone of the village), I tasted the 2012 Llanos del Almendro next to the 2013, and I was able to see how different the two vintages are. The grapes here achieved 15% alcohol and come from a north-facing slope at 965 meters in altitude planted with ancient vines. The wine fermented in small stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in second use French oak barrels for a period of 16 months. 2012 was a super dry year, quite the opposite of 2013. This is one elegant and powerful Ribera, with the freshness of the zone and soil and the power given by the natural concentration of the vintage. 1,489 bottles were filled in July 2014.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged in French oak barrels.
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