*Video Tasting below*
What a find! Herencia Altes are all about Grenache, Garnacha, or as they have it in Catalan: 'Garnatxa'. Their range is long, deep and beautiful - and all organic. Nuria Altes is the youngest of generations of growers on the property, and her passion for Terra Alta's iconic Gartnatxa is extraordinary. I'd stock all of her wines - I probably will - but for starters we have a couple of their everyday varietals.
Garnatxa Blanca (or Grenache Blanc) is typically quite firm and dry, showing distinct phenolic character (described sometimes as texture or mouthfeel). In the right hands, it can be long-lived and very tasty. As such it's brilliant food white - so try a little - think of it as your starter not for 10 but 12.50.
We shall have their rosé wines here soon too - more wow-stuff!