D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Parada de Atauta is a red wine from the D.O Ribera del Duero produced by the Dominio de Atauta winery. The winery, founded in 1999, is located in the Valle de Atauta (Soria), which lies in the east of Ribera del Duero.
The wine is produced using only Tinto Fino grapes. The grapes used to make this wine come from old vineyards that are more than 60 years in age, some are even pre-Phylloxera since the composition of the sandy-calcareous soil prevents the phylloxera parasite from surviving.
The vineyards are also situated 1000 metres above sea level. The cultivation of the vineyards is largely based on the principles of biodynamic agriculture, which follows natural cycles and attempts to intervene as little as possible in the development of the vines.
In regards to the production and winemaking process of Parada de Atauta, traditional methods are used. After fermentation and maceration, Parada de Atauta is aged for 12 months in french oak barrels.