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Memories of childhood, games amongst the vines, I still smell the start of Autumn, aromas of vine that drifted through the narrow streets of the village.
In Terra Alta, Herencia AltÃ©s caught my attention with their subtle and balanced wines .. this winery from Terra Alta founded in 2010 is now on the list of names to follow.
LUIS GUTIERREZ - Wine Advocate.
"Probably the best red wine value of the year for me is the Herencia AltÃ©s 2013 Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta..."
JOSH RAYNOLDS - Stephen Tanzer's Winophilia.
"Memories of childhood, games amongst the vines, I still smell the start of Autumn, aromas of vine that drifted through the narrow streets of the village. The legacy of a grandfather, somebody so important in my life, other ancestors too, that have passed on the pride of the land where I was born. HerÃ¨ncia AltÃ©s is a homage to my roots and as such, the grapes come exclusively from the vineyards of Benufet, El Mas vell i Almudefer, which belong to my parents." NÃºria AltÃ©s
In 2010 I decided to buy my fatherâ€™s grapes and make quality wine that carried my familyâ€™s name. The HerÃ¨ncia AltÃ©s brand was born and by 2013 it had become successful enough for us to invest in our first vineyard, La Serra, and our own little winery, in my home village of Batea. Working in combination with an experienced winemaker from France, Claude Gros, we have been able to experiment with different materials and techniques to find out what worked best with our 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 we purchased the Grau and Chalamera vineyards, bringing out 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 our 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 our journey to become a premium producer of authentic wines from Terra Alta.
WINERY SHOP AND TASTING BAR
Free entrance and wine tasting - great deals available in store.
- Monday to Friday all year round 09:00 to 17:00
- Weekends 10:00 to 14:00 during dates 30th March to 30th September.
VINEYARD AND WINERY TOURS
Tour lasts 2 hours and included visit of Lo Grau del Inquisidor vineyard, full winery tour and tasting of 4 parcel wines.
Tours costs 15,00â‚¬/person including a 5,00â‚¬ shop voucher.
Tours leave 10:00 and 12:00 on weekends during dates 30th March to 30th September.
To visit the shop or enjoy a tour out of these dates, please contact us to make a reservation.
Visits available in Catalan, Spanish and English.
Tel: +34 977.430.681 or +34 670.584.138
Email: [email protected]