Terroir Al Limit l'Arbossar

Catalonia, Spain   |  Smooth Red   |  Carignan   |  2017
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Each successive vintage is testament to their original vision for Terroir al Límit as well as Dominik’s continued quest to make the most elegant and expressive wines in the Priorat.

Defying the winemaking wisdom of the time, Dominik Huber embraced the beauty and challenge of revitalizing the ancient Carignan vines of this north-facing L’Arbossar vineyard. Many of the plantings on these steep 1.6 hectares date back to 1910, placing them among the oldest in the region. L’Arbossar is an homage to both tradition and daring, marked by an elegant interplay between sun, shadow and the very wind that runs through the vines on these steep, 400-meter-high llicorella slopes. Crafted using whole bunch fermentation, 16 months vinification and aging in cement.

"As I hadn't tasted the wines from Priorat since August 2019, I had two vintages of some wines to taste side by side, and that was the case with the pure Cariñena 2017 Arbossar, which I tasted together with the 2018. It's from a vineyard planted in 1910 on a north-facing slope at 400 meters in altitude on classical llicorella slate and granite soils in the village of Torroja del Priorat that is worked biodynamically and is in the process of being certified organic. This is the first vintage to be fermented and matured exclusively in concrete, trying to achieve the soil and climate of the year more faithfully. The wine surprised me with its orange color and its very open nose, showing notes of brick dust and aromatic herbs. The palate has developed flavors and is tasty, with some grainy tannins. It seems like this vintage is now fully ripe and developed. 5,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2019." 94 pts, Luis Gutiérrez, WA

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  Grower Terroir Al Limit
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond Duty Paid
  Vintage 2017
  Country Spain
  Region Catalonia
  Grape Carignan
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Winemaking Organic wines
  Oak Unoaked
  Drinkability Early in drinking window
  Sweetness Dry

Terroir Al Limit

These wines are pure and expressive, and very much unique for the region.

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