In 2010 Núria Altés decided to buy some grapes from her father’s vineyard and make quality wine would carry her family’s name. The Herència Altés brand was born and by 2013 it had become successful enough for them to invest in our first vineyard, La Serra, and a little winery, in Núria’s home village of Batea.
Working in combination with an experienced winemaker from France, Claude Gros, they have been able to experiment with different materials and techniques to find out what worked best with their amazing garnacha grapes. An initial range of four wines had expanded to nine, including the two, single-vineyard wines La Serra Blanc and Negre.
In 2014 and 2015 they purchased the Grau and Chalamera vineyards, bringing their total holding to 60 hectares, many of which have old vines and all of which are farmed according to organic practices.
In 2016 work began on a new winery positioned in the Grau vineyard. Surrounded by old vines and overlooking the dramatic Els Ports massif, this modern, state-of- the-art facility is the final effort on the journey to become a premium producer of authentic wines from Terra Alta.
The cultivated soil is generally of medium texture. Predominantly rich in limestone with a lack of organic material. In total there are 17 soil profiles, the most prominent is the Pañal.
The three varieites are picked at different times, first the Syrah, then Garnatxa and finally the Cariñena. Maceration and fermentation is again separate according to variety with the final blend made before bottling.
Inviting fruit of black berries and tones of violets arise from the glass. There is a refreshing acidity that takes the structure and complexity of the "cupage" of the many different varieties until the end of the tasting pallet. A seriously fruity sensation to be enjoyed with grilled meat of all sorts and good company.
- Additional Information
Name Herencia Altes Cupatge Country Spain Region D.O. Terra Alta ABV% 14% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 50% Syrah, 25% Garnacha Negra, 25% Samsó Size 750ml Dietary Information No