Jordi Miro grew up helping out his family in the vineyard but decided that he would follow a different path and instead started working at a wine co-operative. Then within a short time, by 1999, he started his own vineyard and later built his own winery fully enmeshing himself within the region’s wine history. Terra Alta is literally, a high altitude Spanish region found south of Catalunya, between the borders of Aragon and the river Ebro.
This is a fresh, dry white that is ultimately versatile… and rather prettily perfumed. Although just the Garnacha blanca (Grenache blanc) appears on the front label, this is a blend that contains 15% Macabeo which adds an additional floral note to the already floral cooler climate Garnacha blanca.
Hence this wine has a heady aroma of honeysuckle spice adorning its zesty citrus and lush tropical appeal. It is just as lush in the mouth, although there is a hint of a crisp crunch to the acid. The flavours last long enough to really sit back and enjoy and its finishes with flourish of some spicy ginger. A good match with Thai aromatics and it can handle a little chilli heat too. Serve it lightly chilled rather than straight out of the fridge to allow the fleshiness to show through.
Quickie review «Fleshy, yet feisty combination of ripely fragrant, tropical fruit with an elegance to its generosity.»
Country of Origin: Spain Date: May 2018 Price: GBP 9 Drink: now – 3 years Needs food: no Source: purchase