Herència Altés La Pilosa

An ode to Garnacha from Terra Alta

2017

Herència Altés La Pilosa 2017

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Red wine Aged in wood Respectful agriculture.
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Herència Altés La Pilosa 2017 is a concentrated red wine with warm aromas of ripe red and black fruit accompanied by an explosion of peppercorns. On the palate it is flavoursome, juicy and persistent. A refined wine with a herbaceous twist that brings great freshness and silky and smooth tannins that add elegance.

Red wine Aged in wood Respectful agriculture.
Alcohol: 15.00%
Designation: D.O. Terra Alta
Winery: Herencia Altés
Production area: Spain Catalonia
Contains sulphites
Tipo de Uva: 100% Garnacha Peluda
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Herència Altés La Pilosa
Red wine Aged in wood Respectful agriculture.
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Herència Altés La Pilosa is a wood-aged red wine made by Herència Altés with the Garnacha Peluda variety in the D.O. Terra Alta, in Catalonia (Spain). 
 
Herència Altés is run by Nuria Altés and her partner Rafael de Haan. This winery was set up in the town of Batea with the aim of showcasing the potential of the Garnacha variety in the typical Terra Alta landscape. They have a great team around them at the winery, which allows them to produce wines with identity from their own vineyards, some of which are a hundred years old and have a very low yield. 
 
Herència Altés La Pilosa comes from various vineyards planted at an average altitude of 300 to 400 metres above sea level. The vines are aged between 20 and 30 years old and predominantly planted on soils rich in limestone and poor in organic material. All the vines are cultivated using organic practices and the harvest is carried out manually at the optimum point of ripeness. 
 
In the winery, the grapes are destemmed and trodden. The Herència Altés La Pilosa vinification process begins with fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature with daily cap plunges. Finally, the wine ages in 500-litre Austrian oak foudres for 10 months.
 
Made from several vineyards in the heart of the D.O. Terra Alta, Herència Altés La Pilosa is an opulent and refined red wine. An ode to the local Garnacha.
 
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Alcohol: 15.00%
Production area: Spain Catalonia
Type of grape: Garnacha Peluda
Designation: D.O. Terra Alta
Winery: Herencia Altés
Tipo de Uva: 100% Garnacha Peluda
Contains sulphites
Herencia Altés is a familiar winery of DO Terra Alta that bases its philosophy on organic agriculture and experimentation to try and extract the best part of the wonderful old Grenache vines they own, some of which are over 100 years old.
Wines from Terra Alta boast a unique character. This is down to numerous factors, including the region's unique wine culture, the location of the vineyards in the inland Mediterranean, and the abundance of native varieties including the Garnacha Blanca, whose white wines perhaps best express the unique character of the terroir. It is for this reason that these wines hold their own distinctive classification of “Terra Alta Garnacha Blanca”.
Pictures and situation D.O. Terra Alta