Terra Alta & Lafou’s White Grenache

by  |  05-05-2015

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan (also here) As the furthest south Denomination of Origin in Catalonia, Terra Alta is oft unknown by most. Admittedly I was quite daft as to what they were doing down there until 2012 when I happened upon a small wine fair that took place in Barcelona on Pla del Palau featuring the wineries of Terra Alta. At that point their big emphasis was the “Sóc Terra Alta garnatxa blanca 100×100” campaign. They were aiming to lay a bit of street cred for White Grenache in Catalonia being optimal when grown in Terra Alta. The grape does grow remarkably well although it’s the case that where red Grenache grows, so does the white variant and thus it’s found most everywhere at wildly varying levels of quality. I find that there is a distinct quality to the White Grenache found in Terra Alta which comes […]
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