Wine of the Week 12/11/18
Herència Altés Garnatxa Blanca
Regularly $14.99/On sale for $11.96
Nuria Altés, like many young vintners in Spain, comes from a family who have grown grapes for generations. Having grown up among the vines that her grandfather tended, Nuria has known these vineyards since her childhood and made the decision in 2010 to start purchasing grapes from her father to make her own personal wines. In this project she is assisted by her partner Rafael de Haan.
Garnatxa (Garnacha, Grenache) Blanca is mutation of red Garnacha with a long pedigree in North-east Spain. Made from a mix of old and young vines grown on sandy and chalky soils, the Garnatxa Blanca from Herencia Altes is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness of the wine and spends a further 2 months on fine lees to gain texture and complexity. This is a fantastic food wine at a great price.