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L’Estel

Herencia Altes

L’Estel Bottle
Appellation
Terra Alta
Variety
Carinyena, Garnatxa Negra, Garnatxa Peluda, Syrah
Age of Vines
40–100
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy clay limestone
Altitude
450 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pre-fermentation cooling, destemmed, fermented in tank with regular and gentle pigeage, malo in 1200L and 300L French oak barrels
Aging
12 months in 300L French oak barrels

Overview

L’Estel is a summation of the varieties and terroirs of Terra Alta. By blending several varieties and old-vine sources (both estate fruit and vineyards she farms for her neighbors) Nuria Altés is able to create a serious wine with aging potential that is also charming in its youth.

Ratings & Reviews

90+

2015 L’Estel

Source: WA

94

2015 L’Estel

Source: JS

90

2014 L’Estel

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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