Here’s the new 2013 vintage of Laya, a red wine made by Bodegas Atalaya. It’s generating quite a bit of enthusiasm in Spain. For example Decantalo, a well known Spanish wine purveyor, gives it a 93 rating in their own internal taste tests. The Laya 2013 is excellent value for money.
Bodegas Atalaya is part of the Gil Family Estates Group and is located in the Almansa, situated between Valencia and Murcia.
The Laya is made from two quintessentially Mediterranean grapes, Grenache Tintorera and Monastrell, The vines grow in limestone soils at an altitude between 700 and 1000 meters above sea level. After a careful vinification process, Laya 2013 was aged for 4 months in French oak barrel.
Tasting Notes: Color is dark cherry with violet reflections. Very bright. In the nose, notes of ripe red and black fruit stand out along with floral notes. Toasted and spicy nuances complete the set. In the mouth, this wine is powerful but balanced, unctuous on the palate with a long finish and remarkable persistence.