Lo Grau del Inquisidor is a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Garnatxa Peluda – the syrah is picked separately by hand, fermented and aged for 10 months in used French barrels, aged in 500L barrels. This is the inaugural vintage of this wine – where power and depth of flavour matches the freshness.
2015 was the first harvest of Lo Grau de l’Inquisidor. The objective was to produce a serious wine with the power and depth of flavour of an aged wine, but also with the freshness that characterizes the wines of the area. The grapes originate from a reliable producer, whose vines, are next to our vineyard Lo Grau of the Inquisitor.
The new winery of Herència Altés, has an area of 4400 m2, largely subterranean, to merge it to the maximum with the surroundings. We also operate, with renewable energy. We have natural thermal insolation and recycle rainwater. All with the idea of respecting the environment to the maximum.
Our breeding room, is totally underground, to have the perfect temperature and humidity throughout the year in a practically all natural way. We work with wood foudres, large, 5000 and 2500 liters, with the philosophy of making long cries, but with the minimum impact of wood. Warm serene, polished and friendly.
The Syrah is collected by hand and separately from the Garnacha peluda. Skidding and treading followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature between 23-26 ° C with daily pigeage. Malolactic fermentation and aging for 10 months is carried out in 300 liter barrels of French origin. The hairy Garnacha is treated in the same way, the only difference being that it ages in 500 liter barrels. The production is 1,200 bottles.
VITICULTURE & VINEYARDS
The strains, 35, are planted at 380 meters above sea level. The soils here are diverse, most of them with surface clay of great iron content. The constant breeze makes them one of the freshest vineyards in Terra Alta.
VARIETATS: Syrah 90% – Garnacha Peluda 10%
D.O. Terra Alta