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La Creu Alta

Mas Alta

La Creu Alta Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Carinyena
Age of Vines
100
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
375-415 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

Much like La Basseta, La Creu Alta has evolved over the last two decades. Originally based on old-vine Carinyena planted on schist right where the villages of La Vilella Alta, Torroja, and Escaladei meet, La Creu Alta for many years was supplemented with varying amounts of Garnatxa and/or Syrah. With a growing appreciation for pure, old-vine Carinyena in the Priorat and the recognition of La Creu Alta as one of the best sites in Vilella Alta, Mas Alta released the 2016 vintage as 100% Carinyena sourced entirely from this esteemed site.

Ratings & Reviews

92?

2017 La Creu Alta

Source: WA

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
    Damià del Castillo Blaise
  • Size / Elevation
    60 hectares / 100-600 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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