Wine Of The Week – Bodegas Atalya Laya

 

Bodegas Atalya LayaFlavours in this Garnacha-Montastrell blend are bold and ripe. Deep red cherry in colour. Elegant, fresh and complex nose that highlights ripe fruit and floral notes. Nice and fresh on the palate, well-balanced with sweet, but still young tannins, a delicious mouthful sensation that lingers on the very long and smooth finish. Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell grapes come from vineyards situated in Almansa, between 700 and 1000 meters of altitude, planted in sandy soils.

MONASTRELL GRAPE

Mourvedre (Monastrell in its native Spain, Mataro in Australia and California) is a black-skinned variety that has been grown in vineyards all around the western Mediterranean for centuries. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is now grown extensively throughout the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, California and South Australia. (Source: wine-searcher)

Shelf-price: $13.99 – $16.00 + tax

Rating: 3 lips

Available at BC gov’t liquor stores, EverythingWine stores, and Village Liquor store in West Vancouver.

 

Satisfaction Rating

The Wine Detective Wine RatingCheap and quaffable. No tasting notes required.

 

The Wine detective Wine RatingInexpensive with decent flavours. Nice everyday wine.

 

the wine detective wine ratingGood, flavourful, and pleasant to drink. Aww… yes, you’ll have money left in your wallet.

 

the wine detective wine ratingExcellent quality/price ratio. Worth the price. Lovely aromas and a good mouthful of flavours for your drinking pleasure.

 

the wine detective wine ratingSimply, very delicious! Outstanding pleasure to the last sip. Don’t look at the price and say “I am worth it”.

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