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La Creu Alta

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La Creu Alta Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Carinyena, Garnatxa Negra, Syrah
Age of Vines
20-100
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
350-550 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partially destemmed, fermented in concrete, 30 day maceration
Aging
12 months in French oak (80% new), then 6 months in foudre

Overview

La Creu Alta is a blend of roughly 50% old-vine Carinyena, 30% Garnatxa and 20% Syrah. The fruit comes from vineyards in the village of La Vilella Alta with one vineyard just across the border in Torroja. With the concentration, dark fruit and minerality that only old vine Carinyena can provide when grown in the schistous soils of the Priorat, La Creu Alta is a dense wine with tremendous polish and structure leavened with the spiciness and freshness provided by the Syrah and Garnacha.

Ratings & Reviews

99

2015 La Creu Alta

Source: JD

93

2014 La Creu Alta

Source: WA

96

2014 La Creu Alta

Source: JD

94

2013 La Creu Alta

Source: WA

96

2012 La Creu Alta

Source: WA

94-97

2010 La Creu Alta

Source: RR

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Michel & Christine Vanhoutte
  • Winemaker
    Michel Tardieu & Philippe Cambie
  • Size / Elevation
    35 hectares / 100-600 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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