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Garnatxa Negra

Herencia Altes

Garnatxa Negra Bottle
Appellation
Terra Alta
Variety
Garnatxa Negra
Age of Vines
40-100
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy clay limestone
Altitude
450 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 24 hour prefermentation cooling, sorted, destemmed, crushed, fermentation in concrete tank, pigeage
Aging
5 months in concrete tank

Overview

For generations the ancestors of Nuria Altes have cultivated vines in the vicinity of the village of Batea in Terra Alta. Their most widely planted variety is the indigenous Garnatxa Negra which grows well in both the sandy and clay limestone soils of the region. By mixing old and young vine fruit (40–100 years old), and fermenting in cement, Nuria is able to create an affordable, lively, and elegant version of Garnatxa showcasing the delicate Pinot-side of the variety.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2016 Garnatxa Negra

Source: JS

90

2014 Garnatxa Negra

Source: VM

90

2013 Garnatxa Negra

Source: WA

91

2013 Garnatxa Negra

Source: IWC

91

2012 Garnatxa Negra

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Terra Alta
  • Proprietor
    Nuria Altes & Rafael de Haan
  • Winemaker
    Nuria Altes & Jaume Clua
  • Size / Elevation
    14 hectares / 450 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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