Terra Alta La Xalamera, from Herència Altés of Catalonia, offers a dense purple color in the glass. Held at a slight angle, a transition of hue toward garnet red is evident at the edges of this barrel-aged wine. Swiveling the wine glass, this red wine reveals a high viscosity, evident in strong church windows at the rim of the glass. This single varietal Spanish wine presents wonderfully expressive notes of violets, plums, roses and lavender in the glass. These are joined by hints of cocoa bean, dark chocolate and cinnamon.
This dry red wine from Herència Altés is something for wine connoisseurs who like their wine dry. The Terra Alta La Xalamera already comes quite close to this, it was vinified with just 0.5 grams of residual sugar. On the tongue, this powerful red wine is characterized by an incredibly dense texture. Due to its lively fruit acid, the Terra Alta La Xalamera presents itself impressively fresh and lively on the palate. The finale of this good aging red wine from the wine-growing region of Catalonia, more precisely from Terra Alta DO, finally convinces with a beautiful reverberation. The finish is also accompanied by mineral hints of the soils dominated by limestone and clay.
Vinification of the Herència Altés Terra Alta La Xalamera
The powerful Terra Alta La Xalamera from Spain is a single varietal wine, made from the Garnacha grape variety. In Catalonia, the vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on soils of sand, limestone and clay. Clearly, Terra Alta La Xalamera is also determined by climate and viticultural style Terra Alta DO. This Spaniard can be described as an Old World wine in the best sense of the word, which is extraordinarily impressive. After the grape harvest, the grapes are immediately taken to the winery. Here they are sorted and carefully broken up. Fermentation follows in concrete and small wood at controlled temperatures. At the end of fermentation, Terra Alta La Xalamera is aged for several months in 1000-liter French oak barrels.
Food recommendation for the Herència Altés Terra Alta La Xalamera
Enjoy this red wine from Spain ideally tempered at 15 - 18 ° C as an accompanying wine to Ossobuco, Boeuf Bourguignon or stuffed peppers.
Awards for the Terra Alta La Xalamera from Herència Altés
In addition to a reputation as a true premium product, this red wine from Herència Altés can also boast awards and top ratings beyond 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2016 vintage
- Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 92 points
- Decanter - 94 points
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