Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Via Terra (literally “the way of the earth”) is produced by renown wine company Edetària, located in Gandesa, the centre of DO Terra Alta and named after “Via Edetana”, a former Roman road. It pays homage to the Mediterranean culture where wine has always been at its core.
Edetària produces authentic, characterful wines from its own 60ha of estate vineyards, carefully controlling all levels of production. The focus is on indigenous grapes, searching the purest soil expression, and restoring old vines thanks to organic winemaking. Solar energy is used in the cellar and the estate is CCPAE certified.
Made from Garnacha vines that are at least 25 years old grown in well-drained, limewstone-influenced soil terraces with low yields from vineyards located in la Plana de Gandesa. Once in the cellar, there are two different wine making processes. A first one, with a cold maceration of grapes, to obtain all of Grenache’s inherrent fruitiness; and a second one more traditional, with riper grapes to achieve a more complex structure to the whole. Aged in 300 litre French oak barrels for 6 months.
It is a deep-hued, intense, fragrant red, with aromas of berries, violet and a hint of spice. It is soft and silky in the mouth with an abundance of ripe fruit and well-rounded tannins. Delicious on its own but will work with a wide array of white and red meat, pasta, cheese and tasty vegetable dishes."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Offering fruit purity as well as elegant complexity, the wine shows dark plum, raspberry, floral and olive notes on the nose, followed by a brightly expressed palate offering silky flow and delicate tannins. Juicy and refreshing, making it splendidly appealing. At its best: now to 2027."
16.5/20 Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, October 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Smells like maraschino cherries in Campari. Aniseed spiced, but not quite as sweet and dark as liquorice, more earthy; not quite as edgy as caraway or star anise. Medicinal cherry fruit. Cranberries laced with clove syrup and vermouth. Black cardamom. I actually had to come back and check for tannins — I hadn’t even noticed if they were there or not. They’re there, like an old stained-glass window, almost transparent (but not really), gently bending light, blurring the shapes as you look in, gentling rather than sculpting. A moment of cool freshness on the finish, as if someone blew minty breath into your mouth."
*Note this wine is under screwcap rather than cork as pictured.