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Celastrina

Herència Altés

Celastrina Bottle
Appellation
Terra Alta
Variety
Garnatxa Negra, Garnatxa Peluda, Carinyena, Syrah
Age of Vines
20-60
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Sandy clay limestone
Altitude
390-480 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested in the early morning, direct pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
3 months in tank with bâtonnage of the fine lees, vegan friendly

Overview

In July 2019 we visited Rafa and Nuria and tasted a special bottling of rosé and we were taken with its depth of juicy fruit flavors, delicacy, and minerality. Named for a small blue butterfly that returned to their vineyard after converting to organic farming, Celastrina is a blend of Garnatxa Negra and Peluda with 15% Carinyena and 10% Syrah. The delicate, pale color comes from direct pressing rather than saigné. 

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Terra Alta
  • Proprietor
    Nuria Altés & Rafael de Haan
  • Winemaker
    Nuria Altés & Jaume Clua
  • Size / Elevation
    60 hectares / 390-480 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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