Herencia Altes Garnatxa Blanca

Yes, Grenache (Garnatxa as they call it in Spain) has a white spin-off! It’s delicious too. This bottle comes from Eric Solomon who is one of my favorite Spainish importers. It’s made from a hodge podge of vines in the Terra Alta region which is just west of Catalonia. Some of the vines get up to 100 years old which is necessary to pull complexity out of the sandy limestone soils.

As far as the style goes, this wine isn’t quite as high in acid as some of the other wines for the club. It’s a bit more soft and approachable; but in no way is it over blown or too oaked. It’s still fresh and clean. It’s a great summer white that should pair well with just about anything you throw at it.