Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Mar 15, 2012 Atalaya Winery Laya 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAtalaya Winery Laya 2009 Almansa DO, Spain $14-16 +189902 available at BC Liquor Stores & select private liquor retailers www.orowines.comI first wrote about the Orowines group earlier this year here, and this is another incredible find on our market from this collective.Atalaya Winery is based in Almansa DO, directly north of Jumilla and in the hot and sunny southeastern side of Spain. Higher altitude vineyards (800m) provide temperature relief and preserve fresh acidity, while limestone soils share their minerality with this dense red. Laya is a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Monastrell, with 4 months aging in French oak. Dense and alluring violet, anise, blueberry, blackberry and savoury spice held with sweet plush tannins, meld together with power and grace. Concentrated and pure fruit is expressed with finesse. Espresso-shellacked short ribs would sing in this duet. After tasting this for the first time, I immediately returned to the store to stock up. Another spectacular find for under $15.88 Points Red WineSpain SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.