Meet DO Terra Alta and the 2015 harvest

by  |  13-01-2016

So, where to start with DO Terra Alta? It’s probably best to say that they’re the most southern of Catalonia’s denominations of origin. They’re also one of the highest in terms of altitude with elevations starting at 400m and going up to 1,400m. Thus the name, Terra Alta or “high land” being as literal as it is evocative. The funny part about this most obvious aspect of Terra Alta is that in real life, you don’t feel these heights. It feels flat, normal, and those pointed peaks in the distance are what seem to hold all the elevation. But this is one of the key differences of the region when compared to others such as nearby Priorat & Montsant in that it feels more consistent and unassuming despite its rather extreme geography. This is crucial to the microclimate as it is neither continental nor Mediterranean. Terra Alta sits somewhere in […]
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