Herència Altés – Llunari 2019 – DO Terra Alta
The Herència Altés winery took part in the “Solidarity Harvest” of 2019 and Llunari is the wine that emerges from that day that links wine tourism with social awareness in favor of people in a situation of vulnerability and risk of social exclusion and poverty.
In all, more than 150 people took part and it was an evening harvest. The ‘Lo Grau de l’Inquisidor’ estate – with white Grenache vineyards – was chosen for harvesting for about an hour.
All the money raised in the 2019 edition went to two charities: the association ‘Kilòmetre Zero’ of Tarragona; and the ‘Alba Jussà’ association of Pallars Jussà.
Mediterranean with a marked continental influence that brings cold winters. Two prevailing winds greatly influence the quality of our grapes. These are the “Cerç”, a colder wind from the northwest that prevents the grapes from losing their natural acidity, and the “Garbí”, a gentle sea breeze that ensures that the grapes ripen properly. Both winds also prevent disease and rot in the grapes.
Our interpretation of an orange wine is a 100% old White Grenache vine from calcareous soils.
Once the 15 kg boxes of organic White Grenache harvested on the Lo Grau de l’Inquisidor estate were collected, they spent 24 hours in a cold room (between 4-5ºC).
The grapes are then skidded to direct the resulting paste to a concrete tank where fermentation will take place spontaneously with the native yeast that was awakened in a vat foot made by the children participating in the harvest who crushed the grapes with their feet. .
After 15 days of fermentation with the skins, the must is pressed to separate it from the paste and continue and thus finish the fermentation in the same concrete tank and make a subsequent aging with its mothers for 6 months.
Thanks to the long maceration with the skins, this organic wine is intensely aromatic with notes of white flowers, peach and a touch of citrus. Lots of creaminess and fine unctuousness that caresses the entire palate. Due to its aging on the stems, this wine evokes old times with aromas of old bread ovens.
Pairing Proposal: Baked white meats or cod with allioli muslin.