Athus

Ageing 2018

D.O.Ca RIOJA
Athus

Ageing 2018

D.O.Ca RIOJA

Tasting note:

Intense ruby red colour, with terracotta tones at the rim, due to having been in the barrel.
Aromas of ripe fruit, good varietal and subtle expression toasted to fine oak standing out for its elegance, fineness, complexity and long finish . Its flavour is smooth and rounded on entry with very pleasant, velvety sensations. Its tannic structure is elegant and very well constituted, its aftertaste is noteworthy for its lasting finish.

Ageing: 12 months in 70% French and 30% American barrels.

Variety: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo.

Soil: Middle zone. Altitude 500m. Sandy loam soils with pebbles.

Harvest: Vendimia manual con cestos.

Elaboration: 100% uva despalillada. Maceración 25 días con 4 remontados diarios.

Format: 75 cl.

Awards and rankings

2018

  • ATHUS Crianza 2015
  • 90 points – Peñín Guide

2019

  • ATHUS Crianza 2016
  • 90 points Peñin Guide

Harvest 2018: The year was marked by meteorological phenomena of little transcendence at a general level, as well as by an uncertainty caused by the continuous threats of mildew. This assessment of ‘GOOD’ is the conclusion of a rigorous and transparent qualification procedure consisting in the analysis and tasting of the totality elaborated wines that are going to be released to the market. Among the characteristics that define the average profile of the wines of the 2018 harvest, whose average graduation is slightly lower than what it was in previous years, it is worth highlighting the fineness of the reds, with intense and vivid colors, as well as a harmony in the mouth.