Herencia-Altés Garnatxa Negra 2014


SKU 25846


Bright crimson in colour, this wine is very expressive with notes of red fruits and minerals that leap from the glass. Plenty of fruit on the palate, a touch of complexity and sweet tannins. Pairs well with grilled meats, cabrito and lamb.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Appellation Terra Alta
Brand Herencia-Altés
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
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Wine AdvocateThink of this as a Spanish Cote du Rhône coming from vineyards planted as far back as 1915. This is another up-and-coming area in Spain and importer Eric Solomon calls this 100% Grenache wine his Pinot Noir of Spain. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but there is a wonderful black cherry note in the wine and underlying minerality. Fresh, medium-bodied, rather round and pure flavors, with not a lot of complexity, but a very savory mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 1-2 years. It is certainly a great value.

Robert Parker, June 2015