Herència Altés

is a Spanish business born from the memories of Nuria Altés’ childhood.

The legacy of her grandfather Felip are  vineyards preserved by previous generations that have passed on the pride of the land. With her English husband Rafael De Haan, Nuria pays homage to her roots starting  Herencia Altes winery in 2010, based on the beautiful valleys of Gandesa, Catalonia.

Terroirs:
Sandy-clay loam topsoil, calcareous limestone bedrock.

Grape varieties:
Carinyena, Garnaxta Blanca, Garnaxta Gris, Garnaxta Negra, Garnaxta Peluda, Syrah.

Age:
20, 30, 35, 40, 60, more than 100 years

Area:
Coll del Moro, natural barrier El Ports, Garbi (mild sea breeze) and Cerc (cold north west wind)

Classification:
Denominaciò d’origen Terra Alta - D.O.Terra Alta.

Target:
The aim of the domaine is to create authentic wines with a clear identity and strong values such as organic viticulture, preservation of the vineyards and of indigeneous yeasts.

Wine descriptions

Evaluation:
warm wines with an outstanding taste-aroma harmony. Universal.

  • Carinyena: tannin and colour.
  • Garnaxta Blanca: balance and freshness.
  • Garnaxta Negra: alcoholic potential
  • Garnaxta Peluda: freshness, finesse, high alcoholic content, rusticity
  • Syrah: alcoholic, tannic, gentle

Common notes:
Territorial and creative identity.
The wines talk with us

  • White: perfect for aperitives it pairs well with a sea bass dish, also fried.
  • Red: lamb and kid chops. Game meat, partridge. Goat and sheep cheese.
VINOS DE VILA

Garnatxa Blanca

Vintage 2018

Garnacha Blanca Organic 100%

Fresh, clean, tasty, balanced.
Varietal notes, balsamic and waxy with a typical fainty bitterness of the variety. And more hints of pear and limestone.

Perfect for aperitifs and drinks by the glass.

Decanter 2019 - 91 pts

Vinous 2017 - 90 pts
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2017  -89 pts
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Bronze
Gilbert &Gaillard - 90+

VINOS DE VILA

Garnatxa Negra

Vintage 2017

Garnacha Negra 100%

All vines are mostly bush vines on calcareous soils.

Very expressive with notes of red fruits and minerals. A touch of complexity and sweet tannins. Perfect harmony between aroma and taste.

Perfect for aperitifs.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2017 - 89 pts.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Bronze
James Suckling - 91pts

VINOS DE PARCELA

Benufet

Vintage 2018

Garnaxta Blanca 100%

100 years old vines of Garnatxa Blanca of the Benufet vineyard
(450 m asl)

Tropical flower and fruit aroma. Fresh, intense and enveloping, saline, complex and deep.

Freshly seared tuna

Decanter 2019 - 91pts.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2017 - 92 pts
Robert Parker WineAdvocate 2015 - 91 pts
James Suckling - 90 pts

VINOS DE PARCELA

L’Estel

Vintage 2016

Garnacha Peluda 60% - Carinena 20% - Syrah 20%

Bush vines on calcareous soils.

L’Estel is a good wine. Fine and elegant. Intense and lively.

Stony minerality, black fruits, tomatoes and spices. Wild fruits and soft tannins. Toasty notes enrich the structure and complexity of the old vines.

Perfect for grilled meat.

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Vinous - 91 pts

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2015 - 90+
James Suckling 2015 - 94 pts
James Suckling - 92 pts

VINOS DE PARCELA

La Pilosa

Vintage 2017

Garnacha Peluda 100%

The name peluda recalls the particular hair of the grapes essential to protect them from the heat.

Color Pinot Noir. Fresh and fine. Floral, aromatic herbs, cocoa bean. Spiciness and rusticity give La Pilosa personality.

Perfect matching for lamb chops.

James Suckling - 93 pts

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2016 - 91 pts
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2015 - 92 pts
James Suckling 2015 - 92 pts
Concours International Grenaches du Monde - Silver medal 2018

VINOS DE FINCA

La Xalamera

Vintage 2016

Garnatxa Negra 100%

Vineyards planted between 1959 and 2004

Elegant, balanced with moderate acidity. It is vigorous with a very structured body.

It goes well with partridge dishes.

Decanter 94 pts

Vinous 93 pts
Wines from Spain Awards’18  -Winner
Concours International Grenaches du Monde - Silver medal 2018
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2016 - 92 pts

VINOS DE FINCA

La Serra Blanc

Vintage 2017

100% Garnacha Blanca

La Serra vineyard planted around 1900

On the nose it is subtle with balsamic and mediterranean notes. Fennel and  anise. Hints of flint. Distinct acidity and sapidity, it is full and elegant.

It goes well with salmon tartare. Fish like sea bass, also fried.

Decanter 2019 - 96 punti

Vinous 2016 - 93 pts
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2016 - 92+
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2015 - 93
James Suckling 2015 - 91 pts
Gulapenin - 91 pts

VINOS DE FINCA

La Serra Negre

Vintage 2017

80% Samso - 20% Garnacha negra

Vineyards of 1900

It reminds wild berries. Well-balanced with fine-grain tannins. Mature and soft. Precise and complete, a quality wine.

It goes well with game meat.

James Suckling - 93 pts

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2016 - 91 pts
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2015 - 93+ pts

VINOS DE FINCA

Lo Grau de L’Inquisidor

Vintage 2016

Syrah 90% - Garnacha Peluda 10%

Age of the vineyards: 35 years

Very dark and intense. Olive, floral, roast meat, plum notes. Cocoa, violet, spices hints. Crunchy tannins. Lively freshness and a long persistent finish.

It matches with goat and sheep cheese.

Vinous - 92 pts

James Suckling 2016 - 93 pts
James Suckling 2015 - 93 pts
Gualpenin - 91 pts

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