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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2011
Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2011
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright crimson in color, this wine is very expressive with notes of red fruits and minerals that leap from the glass. Plenty of fruit on the palate, a touch of complexity and sweet tannins.

Pairs well with grilled meats, cabrito, and lamb.

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About Herencia Altes:

Herencia Altès is a project a long time in the making. For generations Nuria Altes and his family have been grape growers, with vineyards dispersed around the village of Batea. Now, Nuria have decided to give these grapes their own personality in the form of these handcrafted wines. While Terra Alta is not yet a well-known region - tucked away in the southeastern corner of Catalonia it borders Aragón and Valencia - it is one of the largest areas in Catalonia under vine. Built upon Roman and Moorish foundations it preserves a beautiful historical center and its grand church is testament to its past glories. In terms of viticulture, it is the most important village in Terra Alta accounting for over 50% of its entire grape production. Most of the grapes are sold to cooperatives or large companies outside the region. Herencia Altes is Nuria Altes' dream to put Terra Alta on the map and show the true quality of these wonderful old vines.