While originally conceived of as a value
wine, Les Terrasses “Velles Vignes” has slowly evolved into the essence of
what makes Priorat special. Drawing on 15+ years of study, Terrasses is
sourced from many of the region’s steepest and oldest vineyards—many of
them north-facing to avoid the intense afternoon sun. With the 2007 vintage,
Alvaro acknowledged Les Terrasses’ “graduation” by adding the
“Velles Vinyes” designation to the label. This wine is a blend of Garnacha and Carinyena (Carignan).