Herencia Altes Benufet 2010 Garnatxa Blanca


12th July, 2012

Simon Woods

Full fleshy wine, almost like Viognier, with rounded, quite exotic peach, guava and pineapple flavours, notes of toffee, honey and honeysuckle and a clay-like character on the finish…rather good.

1st May, 2012

Jamie Goode, 91 points

Taut, fresh and fine with sweet melon and crisp citrus fruit. Nicely poised and light on its feet, this is precise and rather mineral. Almost Riesling like in its weight and character.


1st May, 2012

Steven Spurrier

Very modern: lovely purity and understated richness of floral fruits with a mineral finish.


Pale straw yellow in colour with flecks of green. The nose reveals peach, melon and floral character combined with a mineral and stone note. Medium to full bodied the wine is creamy, and rounded with a noticeable freshness on the long finish.

The grapes were picked from a combination of two parcels from the Benufet vineyard. The first parcel was from the very oldest Garnatxa Blanca vines, planted in 1905. Grapes were picked with high ripeness and concentration and the resulting wine finished with 14% alcohol. To get the right balance, grapes from younger vines (12 years old) were picked with much lower ripeness levels and higher acidity.  In both cases, the grapes were hand harvested into small boxes and then pressed in a small, wooden vertical press. The yield in juice was only 50% (most white wines are over 70%). The  final blend of the two wines maintains all the richness and complexity of the old vine grapes but is lifted by the zip and freshness of the younger vines. 

Harvest for the Garnatxa Blanca began in September. The season was marked by a spring with high humidity and a warm July with low rainfall and good maintenance of the health of the vines and grapes. Overall, production volumes returned to normal, having been low in the previous year. Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and the resulting wines are fresh and vibrant, with plenty of pure varietal fruit character.  

12.5% abv

100% Grenache Blanc

Herencia Altes Benufet 2010 Garnatxa Blanca
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