5 Ratings
Heron Terra Alta Sexto

Wine Description

Tasting SynopsisNose: Ahhh, the scent of an old world wine! A scented tour of the Spanish countryside, this wine captures scents of dark fruits, honey, dust, distant leaf fires, aromatic vegetation and perhap a distant farmyard.Palate: Delivers everything hinted at and promised by the nose. Don't ask me how to preserve any unfinished Sexto, I simply doubt there will ever be any.Winemaker's NotesI wanted to make a wine that is original and, at the same time, traditional. Perhaps a better way to say that is "a traditional wine but with a modern twist!" Catalonia is the hottest read more...area of Spain and the wines of this region - and the food - have achieved huge international renown. Since I know of no other American making wine in this fantastic place, I decided to launch a new venture - making wine in an area I think has huge promise. - Laely Heronby The NumbersVarietal: 33% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 20% Tempranillo, 6%, Lledoner Pelut, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah Vineyard Notes: Terra Alta, Spain. Four vineyards with altitudes of 350 600 meters, Terra Alta or high lands is the southern-most D.O. in Catalonia Production Details: Hand harvested, 90% stem removal, then crushed to tank, soaked overnight, natural yeast, cool temperature fermentation, extended maceration 25 days at 25C, pumped over three times per day. After fermentation is complete, pressed. Malolactic fermentation initiated 15 days later. Aged 8 months in new, one and two-year old French oak barrels from a winery-owned cooperage in central France, using naturally cured old-growth oak exclusively. Year: 2004 (hide)