Led by winemaker Núria Altés and her husband Rafael de Haan, whose backgrounds have been in wine their whole lives, this winery highlights the very best of what can be achieved from Garnacha and this breathtaking area of mountainous landscape. In 2010, Nuria decided to buy her father’s grapes and make quality wine that carried her family’s name. The Herència Altes brand was born and in 2013 its success allowed the first planting of their first vineyard – La Serra, and their own small winery in the village of Batea. Nuria and team have worked with esteemed French winemaker Claude Gros where Garnacha is without a doubt the star grape. With Claude, the team experiments with different materials and techniques to get the very best from the local terroir. Four wines soon expanded to nine, including the two single vineyard wines – La Serra Blanc and La Serra Negre. In 2014 and 2015 the Grau and Chalamera vineyards were purchased, bringing the total holding to 60ha. A new part-submerged winery in the Grau vineyard will open officially in early 2017 – designed to achieve greater thermal efficiency, thereby lowering energy use. The winery relies almost entirely on solar power and continues the commitment to lowering environmental impact by recycling rainfall for use throughout the facility. All the vineyards are farmed according to organic practices with certification expected in 2018.