Herència Altés – La Pilosa – DO Terra Alta
A refined and elegant wine that seems shy at first, but contains wild notes.
The woman who illustrates the label symbolizes the strength and character of the wine, being sour, fresh, spicy and wild, transgressive and rebellious. A wine that caresses the palate, with a fleeting onset and a sweet permanence. Restless and sublime is La Pilosa!
The Hairy Grenache is a natural and intelligent mutation of the Grenache to adapt to the hot and dry climate of the Terra Alta and thus conserve water for longer through perspiration through the pores of the reverse of the pampas (hair). Grapes with less color and more acidity.
Manual harvest in 20Kg boxes. Before entering the winery, the grapes are cooled at 4ºC for about 24 hours, followed by a selection of the best grapes. Vatted in two types of tanks, stainless steel and concrete, with 30% whole grapes, while the rest is destemmed and crushed and fermentation begins spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, a process that we accompany with gentle “pigeages” diaries. Malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months in 5,000-litre Austrian oak foudres and a further 12 months in a concrete tank.
The Hairy Grenache (Garnacha Peluda) seems shy at first, but it awakens its wildest face as it opens up.
Bright garnet color, medium layer.
On the nose it gives notes of raspberry and spices, combined with a herbaceous point, just like on the palate, which despite having a very fresh and light entry, leaves a spicy character with an explosion of black peppercorns and cloves at the end.
Refined and elegant palate, with a long aftertaste.