Terra Alta or "High Land" is well named, with vineyards at between 400 and 600 metres above sea level. Cold winters and hot, dry summers combined with strong winds and poor soils provide a wild, extreme wine making environment. It is the largest Denominaciòn de Origen in Catalonia and is a region that is just beginning to realise its massive winemaking potential. Situated close to Priorat, the area boasts similarly ancient vines of Garnacha Blanca and Garnacha Negre, with small pockets of imported varieties such as Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The award winning Garnacha Blanca comes from ancient, gnarled bush vines and has fruit salad flavours with tropical notes and a lovely fresh finish. This is a must have on every wine list as an interesting option by the glass and is perfect with lighter foods, seafood or spiced dishes. The old vine Syrah and Garnacha Negre are hand picked and fermented separately. The wine is made from only free-run juice and undergoes 2 months ageing in French oak, producing a complex and yet fruit driven wine with plum, cherry and spicy notes. It is the perfect partner to grilled meats and cheese.