Terroir Al Limit Dits del Terra 2015 Priorat

Dits del Terra is made in the same way as other single vineyards Carignan wine Arbossar. 85 years old vines grow in 400 m altitudes in Priorat. Terroir Al Limit's winemaking is inspired by the ancient and traditional Burgundy. Grapes are fermented in whole, non-destemmed bunches, reductive (oxygen-free) conditions. Biodynamic, organic practices, natural yeast and 12 months ageing in concrete tanks.  

From a warm vintage 2015, Dits del Terra is dark, earthy and leathery too, but then there are cherries, cassis, bright and fresh, soft and creamy notes of nuts and herbs. Flavours are intense but the body has a lightness, elegance. A masterpiece from a German winemaker, Dominik Huber.

 

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Details

Wine Type: Red Producer: Terroir Al Limit  Appellation: Priorat Style: Bold and Structured Grape: Carignan Country: Spain Region: Catalunya Vintage: 2015 Alcohol Content: 13,5% Allergens: Contains Sulfites Content: 0,75 litre

(€72,67 / litre)

 


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AWARDS AND REVIEWS

95 points by Robert Parker-Wine Advocate
The 2015 Dits del Terra has a beautiful nose that is very elegant and perfumed, with floral aromas and a clear mineral note from early on. This is a slightly warmer vineyard (the one originally worked by Eben Sadie); but the balance is amazing here, and there is no heat. The foudres are also a little older—six years old—and therefore are quite neutral, and the wines age nicely in them. The quality and refinement of the tannins is surprising—they provide for a velvety texture, and there is a liveliness on the palate that only the best wines can achieve, especially with a rustic grape grown in a rustic place and in a warm vineyard. In this 2015, the Cariñena is just as fresh (maybe even fresher!) as it is in the Arbossar. Bravo! At the end of the day, both showed a similar quality level. For proprietor Dominik Huber, it's clear that Cariñena is the grape for the warmer places on slate soils. 4,600 bottles were filled in May 2017.—by  Luis Gutiérrez