VARIETIES : GARNATXA NEGRA 100%
D.O. : TERRA ALTA
Herencia Altés is a project a long time in the making. For generations my family has been one of 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 south eastern corner of Catalonia it
borders Aragón and Valencia - it is one of the largest areas in Catalunya under vine. With plenty of old
Garnatxa bush vines, I think it is amongst the best regions in terms of quality and authenticity.
Mediterranean with a marked continental influence bringing cold winters. The
dominant winds are the Cerç a north westerly, and the Garbí, a sea breeze.
Sandy (Pañal) and clay with some calcareous content.
100% Garnatxa Negra.
We looked for a range of Garnatxa vines, some very old, others younger, to achieve
complexity and balance. Of key importance was picking with a good level ripeness
but avoiding excessive alcohol.
Bright crimson in colour, 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.
• ALCOHOL : 13.80%
• RESIDUAL SUGAR : 0,43 g/l
• TOTAL ACIDITY : 5.60 g/l