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La Solana Alta

Mas Alta

La Solana Alta Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa Blanca
Age of Vines
10
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Chalky limestone, clay
Altitude
300-500 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermented in new French oak barrels
Aging
5 months on the lees in new French oak barrels

Overview

Despite the youthful age of this vineyard of Garnatxa Blanca, planted in 2008, La Solana Alta is a unique site in the village of La Vilella Alta. The prevailing soil in the Priorat is schist, locally known as llicorella, but La Solana Alta is a steep, southeast-facing slope of chalky, calcareous limestone located at the foot of the Montsant mountains. Recognizing the potential of this site, Mas Alta began replanting it with a massale selection of Garnatxa Blanca found scattered throughout their vineyards. Fermented and aged in new French oak barrels, La Solana Alta is a rich, complex, and rare  expression of Garnatxa Blanca from an even rarer terroir in the Priorat.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2016 La Solana Alta

Source: WA

93

2015 La Solana Alta

Source: WA

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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