Winery: Bodegas Ateca. Polígono La Estación. Ctra. Nacional II. Km. 221. 50280 Ateca (Zaragoza). Founded in 2005, the winery is the project of the Gil Family in the Denomination of Origin Calatayud, placed in the municipality of Ateca (in Zaragoza), 14km far from the city that names this D.O. Ateca wines are the result of a detailed work on selecting the grape, with exhaustive analytical and organoleptic quality criteria, coming from a harvest done in the precise moment of ripening. The Australian enologist Michael Kyberd is the technical director.
Phone: +34 968 435 022
Winemaker: Sarah Morris & Iwo Jakimowicz
Brand: Honoro Vera Garnacha 2013
Type: Young Red. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperatures below 27ºC, and then spent a short period of two months in French oak barrels. Alcoholic degree: 14º vol.
Grapes Variety: 100% Garnacha (Grenache)
Vineyards: The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-900 metres above sea level, around the slopes of the Ateca Mountains and the bordering towns.
Soil Type: The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils.
Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
Price: A present. (Available at € 5.10 in Lavinia)
My wine rating: 9.5/10
Notes from Decántalo:
Something interesting to say about this wine is that the previous vintage was present during the Oscar 2013 awards ceremony. It is a young red wine with an excellent value (and pleasure) for money.
Color: Very bright beautiful ripe cherry colour with very dark ruby red edges.
Nose: The notes of red fruit reminiscent of blueberries, raspberries and redcurrant are dominant, but well integrated with pleasant toasted and spicy aromas. Some balsamic nuances and a light mineral background complete this clean and intense nasal aromatic set.
Flavour: Its high load of fruit aromas is dominant all over the palate. A mellow, tasty and fleshy wine with noticeable but pleasant tannins. It has a good acidity . Well structured and with a medium-long finish.
Awards: 2015 – Grenaches du Monde 2015, Silver Medal