Welcome to  your new Wine Concierge Service.

At Great Wine Going, we make hand-selected wines  available to budding and experienced wine enthusiasts alike.

We pride ourselves on our ability to source and deliver interesting and under-represented wines of incredible value, through our simple and reliable service.

In order to maintain our commitment to quality and value, we currently offer one carefully selected wine at a time in limited allocations. If our offer takes your fancy, be sure to make your move before it disappears.

Story Behind The Wine

Who makes it:

One of the most exciting producers emerging out of Spain is Joan D’Anguera. Located in the heart of the Tarragona Denominacion, this family estate dates back 200 years. Tarragona is located just south of Barcelona, the region surrounding the famous D.O. of Priorat.

Vineyard:

All grapes are sourced from Joan d’Anguera’s Altaroses vineyards. Set on north-facing slopes, they have clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic.

Winery:

In 2012, the current owners, brothers Josep and Joan d’Anguera decided to adopt a new style: they converted to biodynamics, sold their destemmer, picked earlier, reduced the amount of extraction and new oak, and sought to produce clearer, lighter (though no less intense) wines inspired by traditional expressions of the DO, before ripeness and mass became all-important. Customers with a gastronomic outlook have welcomed the change.

Whole bunches were added to the tank and crushed by foot. Fermentation began after a natural cold maceration of 3-4 days, with no further mechanical extraction. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was naturally stabilised during the cold winter, then aged for twelve months in old oak barrels. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.  

The Back Story:

Located 90 miles South West of Barcelona and North of Valencia Montsant literally besieges the hills of Priorat The Altaroses is the spiritual successor of Joan d’Anguera’s Garnatxa. The Anguera brothers have decided to label the wine as a “Granatxa,” the old Catalan name for Garnacha, as an emblem of their focus on adhering to the lighter, traditional style of wines that used to be made in Montsant.

Characterised by fresh wild strawberries, garrigue and warm spices on the nose the wines are very expressive. Medium weight, with mouth-watering acidity and soft warm fruit. Soft tannins and well-balanced structure between acidity, tannin, fruit and alcohol make this extremely gulp-able.

The vineyards lie at an altitude of 200 to 300 meters on clay and calcareous soils with the Grenache and Carignan vines more than 50 years old. Joan D’Anguera uses barrels of American oak sourced in Spain from Martin de la Rioja as well as French oak sourced in France from Demptos.

The two sons of the late patriarch, Josep D’Anguera, run this domain under the vigilant eye of their mother.

Welcome to  your new Wine Concierge Service.

At Great Wine Going, we make hand-selected wines  available to budding and experienced wine enthusiasts alike.

We pride ourselves on our ability to source and deliver interesting and under-represented wines of incredible value, through our simple and reliable service.

In order to maintain our commitment to quality and value, we currently offer one carefully selected wine at a time in limited allocations. If our offer takes your fancy, be sure to make your move before it disappears.

Joan d’Anguera Altaroses Montsant 2014

RRP £20

Our All-Inclusive Offer £16

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The Basics

Vintage: 2014

Country: Spain

Region:  Catalonia

Appellation: Montsant

Grape: 100% Garnacha

Alcohol :14%

Closure: Cork

Serving and Pairing This Wine

Served young this wine will benefit from aeration for 30 minutes but does not require decanting.

I prefer to serve a little cooler than room temperature at around 65 – 70F. This can be achieved by placing it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes before serving.

Surprisingly you may find that the hint of spice in this wine will work well with lightly spicy Indian dishes. A Vindaloo curry may not be a good idea but you’ll find that a mild Rogan Josh balances the spiciness and extracts the wonderful strawberry fruits in the wine.

Why You Should Buy This Wine
  • Wines from the Montsant appellation offer a similar, rich, mineral style as the Priorat DO – the former literally surrounding the latter – but without the excessively ambitious pricing.
  • This is a refreshing take on Montsant wines and is a marvel of balance.
  • It is made by one of the leading producers within the appellation.   
  • Amongst many positive professional reviews, I wanted to share one from a wine enthusiast.
  • “It’s always good to share wine, but this one is special. Red with violet edges. Dominating scent of red currant. I don’t know how to describe it, but to me it had a great taste!!!”
What You Can Expect

Delicate and medium-bodied, yet full of bright, complex red fruit flavours.

It offers a rounded, silky texture supporting aromas of spice and summer flowers, and leading to a perfectly poised finish.

The youngest wine in the d’Anguera stable, it has a vibrant red colour and an equally vivid aroma of pomegranate and warm rocks.

Story Behind The Wine

Who makes it:

One of the most exciting producers emerging out of Spain is Joan D’Anguera. Located in the heart of the Tarragona Denominacion, this family estate dates back 200 years. Tarragona is located just south of Barcelona, the region surrounding the famous D.O. of Priorat.

Vineyard:

All grapes are sourced from Joan d’Anguera’s Altaroses vineyards. Set on north-facing slopes, they have clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic. The actual denomination will change in the future to Monsant due to a uniqueness of climate within Tarragona.

Winery:

In 2012, the current owners, brothers Josep and Joan d’Anguera decided to adopt a new style: they converted to biodynamics, sold their destemmer, picked earlier, reduced the amount of extraction and new oak, and sought to produce clearer, lighter (though no less intense) wines inspired by traditional expressions of the DO, before ripeness and mass became all-important. Customers with a gastronomic outlook have welcomed the change.

Whole bunches were added to the tank and crushed by foot. Fermentation began after a natural cold maceration of 3-4 days, with no further mechanical extraction. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was naturally stabilised during the cold winter, then aged for twelve months in old oak barrels. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Back Story:

Located 90 miles South West of Barcelona and North of Valencia Montsant literally besieges the hills of Priorat The Altaroses is the spiritual successor of Joan d’Anguera’s Garnatxa. The Anguera brothers have decided to label the wine as a “Granatxa,” the old Catalan name for Garnacha, as an emblem of their focus on adhering to the lighter, traditional style of wines that used to be made in Montsant.

Characterised by fresh wild strawberries, garrigue and warm spices on the nose the wines are very expressive. Medium weight, with mouth-watering acidity and soft warm fruit. Soft tannins and well-balanced structure between acidity, tannin, fruit and alcohol make this extremely gulp-able.

The vineyards lie at an altitude of 200 to 300 meters on clay and calcareous soils with the Grenache and Carignan vines more than 50 years old. Joan D’Anguera uses barrels of American oak sourced in Spain from Martin de la Rioja as well as French oak sourced in France from Demptos.

The two sons of the late patriarch, Josep D’Anguera, run this domain under the vigilant eye of their mother.