Herencia Altés Garnacha Negra
x1 - £10.95 - per bottle
x6 - £9.16 - per bottle
x12 - £8.92 - per bottle
A critically acclaimed, rich, intense, smooth, full-bodied red wine with raspberry, cranberry and strawberry notes on the nose and the palate. Easy drinking, and pairs well with red meats, especially lamb, and medium cheeses.
Wine Spectator - 85 Points
Guia Penin - 86 Points
|Style||Rich, intense, smooth, full-bodied red wine|
|Region||Aragón, Terra Alta|
Vineyard & Wine Region InformationLed by winemaker Núria Altés and her husband Rafael de Haan, whose backgrounds have been in wine their whole lives, this wine shows the very best of what can be achieved from Garnacha (Grenache) and this breathtaking area of mountainous landscape. In 2010, Núria decided to buy her father’s grapes and make quality wine that carried her family’s name. The Herència Altés brand was born and in 2013 its success allowed the first planting of their first vineyard – La Serra, and their own small winery in the village of Batea. Núria and team have worked with esteemed French winemaker Claude Gros where Garnatxa (or Grenache) is without a doubt the star grape. With Claude, the team experiments with different materials and techniques to get the very best from the local terroir.
A new part-submerged winery in the vineyard will open officially in early 2017 – designed to achieve greater thermal efficiency, thereby lowering energy use. The winery relies almost entirely on solar power and continues the commitment to lowering environmental impact by recycling rainfall for use throughout the facility. All the vineyards are farmed according to organic practices with certification expected in 2018.
The Herència Altés wine range has recently been reviewed by Luis Guitérrez of The Wine Advocate. He awarded 7 wines with 90-93+ points elevating Herència Altés to one of Spain’s most premium producers. The Garnatxa Negre is un-oaked and expresses a minerality that underlines the bright red fruits on the palate, combined with sweet tannins.