Herència Altés

La Pilosa

2019
Terra Alta
Catalunya
Spain
Say It
Hay-REN-see-ya Al-TAYS La Pee-LO-sa
Varietals
Garnacha Peluda, Garnacha
$27
Flavors & Qualities
Red Berries Red Berries
Fresh Wild Herbs Fresh Wild Herbs
Lavender Lavender
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 1 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Round & Fleshy
This Wine Your Palate
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This is a predominantly Round & Fleshy wine, but it shares structural nuances of Tone & Backbone as described in the tasting note below.

Tasting Notes
Medium plus bodied, with slight residual sweetness masked by refreshing acidity, the red berry and black cherry fruit is buttressed by the wild herbs, lavender and more subtle leather, mineral, and spice notes.
COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14.5%
GRAPE(S)
Garnacha Peluda, Garnacha
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Why this wine made the cut…
A surprise: Round and Fleshy with judicious restraint.
Terra Alta, Spain
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Garnacha Peluda
90% Gar-NATCH-a Pe-LU-Da
Garnacha
10% Gar-NATCH-a
Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Country / State
Spain
Region
Catalunya
Sub Region
Terra Alta
Producer
Herència Altés
Winemaker(s)
Nuria Altés
Vintage
2019
Herencia Altés' Vineyards Herencia Altés' Vineyards

Herència Altés

Terra Alta, Spain

Nuria Altés comes from a multigenerational family of grape growers in a little-known wine-growing area called Terra Alta, which oddly also happens to be the largest DO in Spain. Nuria wants to change that dubious distinction!

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Herencia Altés VineyardsHerencia Altés Vineyards

Nuria grew up watching her father and grandfather toil in the vineyards and decided she wanted to make her own wines. In 2010 she began buying grapes from her father and in 2013 bought her first vineyard. She, along with her husband Rafael de Haan, now manage 16 hectares and a new cellar. 

The grenache-based wines of Herencia Altés are grown on 390-480 meter elevation vineyards on chalky and sandy soils. Due to higher vineyards and cooling breezes, the vines experience a longer growing season, yielding intense, mineral, and fruit-driven wines with juicy acidity.