Terroir al Limit Terroir Historic Priorat Red 2016

"Terroir Historic Red is luscious, fruit-driven, aromatic, and versatile, with winemaker Dominik Huber’s trademark restraint. Garnatxa and Cariñena from the Priorat’s famous llicorella soils, as well as the lesser-known clay and alluvial terroirs that dot this complex region are fermented with whole clusters with native yeasts and ten days on the skins before a brief six month elevage in large concrete tanks. Aromas of herbal raspberry and cranberry with strawberry blossoms and blackberry seeds infuse the tense, acidic, lightly tannic palate of brambly black raspberry, crumbly schist, pepper, and dried Mediterranean herbs. A Priorat for minimalists!" —importer
Manufacturer: Terroir al Limit
Availability: In stock
SKU: 34111
$8.24 (26%)
"A vertical and pretty red with dark berry, stone and slate character. Medium body, fresh finish. Focused cool fruits. Hints of wet soil. Complex. Taste Priorat here. Drink now." —JamesSuckling.com

"I was delighted by the second vintage of the red 2016 Terroir Históric, which is produced following the more traditional style of the zone. It's a blend of Garnacha with 25% Cariñena from the nine villages, though the majority of grapes come from Scala Dei and La Morera—which are cooler villages than even Torroja—so the wine is fresher than the average in the region. They wanted something more than a fun semi-carbonic maceration red; they wanted some structure and length on the palate, as this line is produced for gastronomy. It's spicy and fresh, with fine tannins and great freshness, really easy to drink. It never sees any oak, as it's fermented and matured in concrete vats. This is a great improvement over the previous vintage. 10,000 bottles were filled in March 2017. This is a great Priorat for the by-the-glass market, sold at a very competitive price." —Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate
Products specifications
Vintage 2016
Country Spain
Varietal Blend
Size 750ML
Region Catalonia
Sub Region Priorat
Wine Advocate 92
James Suckling 92
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 27.0