Altos d’Oliva Tempranillo 2018
Altos d’Oliva is made at Reserva de la Tierra with input from Long Wines throughout all the winemaking process. Located in Les Borges del Camp, Tarragona, around 20km from the Mediterranean coast and run by a family with roots in Mendoza, Argentina. Chief winemaker Meritxell Vila is highly experienced with a degree in Enology and Agricultural Engineering. Her work experience at wineries all over the world has given her an international perspective.
Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.