Artisan Family Winery

Atamisque Catalpa Assemblage

Tim Atkin 93 Points, 2016

This is the beautiful Bordeaux blend from their second tier range "Catalpa". Atamisque is a relatively new winery founded in 2007 by a French couple with family wine connections in Burgundy, aiming to produce exceptional wines in a natural manner. The winery was designed on a gravity feed system and all grapes are handpicked, two systems for minimising chemical intervention.

"The Atamisque reds are distinguished by their perfume and fine-grained tannins. This blend of Cabernet Franc with 20% Merlot and 10% each of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception, featuring subtle oak, grassy yet ripe flavours, bright acidity and a long, tapering palate."

93 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2016 Special Report

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£18.95

In each of the three ranges from this winery - Serbal, Catalpa and Atamisque - there is a blend, an assemblage. Catalpa Assemblage is comprised of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in varying proportions depending on the vintage. 60% of this wine is aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels, 40% in stainless steel prior to blending and a further 6 months in bottle prior to release. Crafted in a fairly extravagant style this is a lovely, plump, velvet textured delight with clever use of oak in evidence, capable of developing very nicely for 8 - 10 years.

35% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 15% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in Frencjh oak for 12 months and a further 12 months in bottle prior to release. It is a great wine and excellent value.

"The Atamisque reds are distinguished by their perfume and fine-grained tannins. This blend of Cabernet Franc with 20% Merlot and 10% each of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception, featuring subtle oak, grassy yet ripe flavours, bright acidity and a long, tapering palate."

93 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2016 Special Report


More Information
Location Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Winery Atamisque
Winery status Privately owned winery
Winemaker John Du Monceau
Annual production Tiny
Grapes 35% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 15% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Product awards Tim Atkin 93 Points
Gold Medals
Style Smooth and powerful
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2013/2016
Sulphite level Medium Low
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