Herencia Altes

Nuria Altes, like many other young vintners in Spain, comes from a family who has grown grapes for generations. Tucked away in a remote corner of Catalunya, Nuria's new project, Herencia Altes is situated outside the village of Batea, in Terra Alta, a little known DO southwest of the Priorat. Remarkably Terra Alta is one of the largest wine growing regions in Cataluyna and one, of which few are aware – something Nuria has set about changing. Having grown up in the vines that her grandfather tended, Nuria has known these vineyards since her childhood and made the decision in 2010 to stop selling her fruit to the local cooperative and to instead make her own wines. In this project she is assisted by her partner Rafael de Haan and together they inaugurated a new cellar for the 2016 vintage located in her hometown of Batea.

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Herencia Altes Garnacha Negra 2016
Vinous 90Juicy, focused and lithe on the palate, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry and cherry flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Shows strong intensity and sharp definition on a long, floral-tinged finish that’s given shape by silky, even tannins.”
Item Number: 33166
Case: $119.40

Herencia Altes Benufet Garnacha Blanca 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The intriguing nose of the 2015 Benufet is already developing a petrol-like note combined with the meaty white fruit Garnacha Blanca is able to achieve, especially from extremely old vines like this. There is also a faint peachy pit note. The palate is very tasty, it makes you
Item Number: 25522
Case: $167.40

Herencia Altes La Serra Negra Carinyena Garnacha 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "The 2015 La Serra Negre is a blend of old-vine Cariñena with 20% Garnacha from a single vineyard that names the wine. I see a lot less oak here, and the wines are showing better balance, more purity and letting the terroir shine through. This is a great Cariñena with the floral
Item Number: 25520
Case: $209.70

Herencia Altes 'La Peluda' Garnacha Peluda 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Produced with a specific strain of Garnacha, Garnacha Peluda or hairy Garnacha, the 2015 La Peluda is a new bottling from lime and limestone soils planted with the strain that tends to produce fresher and lighter juice with higher acidity. It fermented in stainless steel with

Herencia Altes Garnacha Negra 2016
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"Bright and floral with poached strawberry and raspberry fruits. The palate has plenty of deep-set flavor in a fine-boned frame. Drink now."

Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2013
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "Wow! $10 is the full retail, so I suspect readers may be able to purchase this beauty for a discounted price of $8-$9 a bottle. Made from vines planted in 1915, the 2013 Garnacha Negra comes from the village of Batea, where wine has been made since the 15th century. Eric Solomon