Terra Alta

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Spanish for ‘high land’, is the highest of the do wine zones in Spanish cataluña (see map under spain). Its recent development parallels that of tarragona, which adjoins Terra Alta to the east. As in Tarragona, growers are following the lead of priorat, notably recovering and relaunching their formerly despised garnacha blanca grapes and making some impressive red blends.

R.J.M. & V. de la S.