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Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra Zoom

Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra

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Size: 750ML

Rating: 89

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89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate! "Herencia Altes old vines were once dispatched to the local cooperative but no longer. The unoaked 2010 Garnatxa Negra (100%) was given some lees contact to enhance the richness and texture. Smoke, spice box, incense, mineral, and pure black cherry aromas are striking. Mouth-filling and elegant with enough structure to keep the wine for several years, this superb value finishes with no hard edges." -JM (May 2011) Herencia Altès is a project a long time in the making. For generations my family has been grape growers, with vineyards dispersed around the village of Batea. Now, I have decided to give these grapes their own personality in the form of these hand-crafted wines. While Terra Alta is not yet a well-known region - tucked away in the southeastern corner of Catalonia it borders Aragón and Valencia - it is one of the largest areas in Catalonia under vine. With plenty of old Garnatxa bush vines, I think it is amongst the best regions in terms of quality and authenticity. My home village is Batea. Built upon Roman and Moorish foundations it preserves a beautiful historical centre and its grand church is testament to its past glories. In terms of viticulture, it is the most important village in Terra Alta accounting for over 50% of its entire grape production. Most of the grapes are sold to cooperatives or large companies outside the region. Herencia Altes is my dream to put Terra Alta on the map and show the true quality of these wonderful old vines. - Nuria Altés The Garnatxa Blanca variety was first introduced to Batea by monks in the 15th century. The Garnatxa Blanca vineyard in Benufet was planted in 1915 and we believe it is one of the oldest producing vines in the world for this variety. Bright crimson in color, this wine is very expressive with notes of red fruits and minerals that leap from the glass. Plenty of fruit on the palate, a touch of complexity and sweet tannins. Pairs well with grilled meats, cabrito, and lamb.

Additional Information

Size 750ML
Per Pack 1
Color Red
Country Spain
Vintage 2016
Rating 89
Rating By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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