The freshness of its two meters of red clay forges the character of this timeless wine.
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Valdegatiles represents the full potential of a vineyard whose soil is the deepest (2 meters down to the limestone) and it’s the richest in clay. Both the composition and its depth make Valdegatiles a wine with a great structure, elegance and power.

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strength and character

Since Dominio de Atauta arrived to the Atauta Valley in the year 2000 we have identified different terroirs. Experience has shown us that they do not have the same quality and Valdegatiles is one of which we consider exceptional.
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9 micro-plots

at the bottom of the valley

It is located at the bottom of the vally, at the beginning of the hillside with a north orientation and is comprised of 1,09 hectares of vines distributed in 9 micro-plots. Valdegatiles is located at 930 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the vineyards with the highest altitude from the D.O. Ribera del Duero.

Two meters

of clay

The character of Valdegatiles is marked by the soil on which its vines are planted. A single layer of 2 meters of red clay, before the roots of the plant dig into the limestone bedrock, ensures the fresh and powerful character of this wine.
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Years of pamper to

recover each vine

To complete this concept of terroir, the human factor is decisive. From a respectful viticulture, without using any chemicals, supported by biodynamic principals and fundamentals, the goal of this recovery plan is to restore the balance of vines for many years.
Valdegatiles is the wine with more race and power of Dominio de Atauta. A terroir marked by its location at the bottom of the valley and its deep clay soil. This gives it an “extra” freshness that perfectly balances the power provided by the clay and gives it a great aging capacity.

The harvest of the 1,09 hectares distributed in 9 micro-plots 120-year-old vines within the Valdegatiles terroir took place on October 21st 2016, with a harvest of 3.270 kg.

After a double selection of clusters and grapes, the wine was vatted by gravity in a 1.000-liter stainless steel tank. After 6 days of cold maceration at a temperature below 10ºC and 2 punch-downs per day, it fermented with its own yeasts for 11 days at a maximum temperature of 27ºC, adapting the number of daily punch-downs to its needs.

After alcoholic fermentation, it macerated for 13 days with its skins in search of the right point of structure. Malolactic fermentation and aging for 16 months in French oak barrels 20% new and 80% second use.

Very deep cherry color.

Valdegatiles stands out for its great intensity of bright red fruit and a special balance of freshness and power typical of vineyards with rich clay soils.

In the mouth it is intense and powerful, with the red fruit always present and a very long and mouth filling finish.

The 2nd of October, 2018, 1.515 750 ml bottles were produced.

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