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Bodegas Atalaya Laya 2017

Bodegas Atalaya Laya 2017

SKU 851115002225


Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep, inky color, and for coating the glass on the swirl. A rich and approachable wine with aromas of black fruit and berry, licorice, and espresso. A supple, balanced finish with hints of white pepper to complement the fruit. Food Pairing: 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.
Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Almansa
Brand Bodegas Atalaya
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe entry-level red 2017 Laya is a fruit-driven Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) blend with some Monastrell (less this year, because Monastrell didn't behave well in Almansa in 2017) from dry-farmed vines; it fermented in stainless steel followed by malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. This has a very expressive and gentle nose, with nice fruit and even some notes of flowers. It has tannins, but it's not as aggressive as some might think. This is a characterful and powerful Mediterranean red and represents very good value for money. 360,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2018.

Luis Gutierrez, April 30, 2019
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorCola and sassafras notes frame black cherry and licorice flavors in this racy red. Fresh and firm, with a candied character and a heady finish. Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell. Drink now through 2022. 30,000 cases made, 10,000 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, March 31, 2019