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Terroir Historic Negre 2016

Perfect intro to Priorat. Terroir al Limit's Dominik Huber working with dedicated growers to raise the bar!

Welcome to the Priorat that time forgot. Made from 75% Grenache and 25% Carignan as it would have a generation ago. There’s an elegance yet density about this wine. It’s the Bourgogne level amongst Huber’s Priorat wine sphere. Delicious! Opens beautifully over a day or two. Spice, perfume, there’s a structural component that works beautifully with food.

$51ea in any 3+, $48ea in any 6+
$54.00

Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Terroir Históric is Dominik Huber’s homage to the Priorat that time forgot. Working co-op style with a roster of younger growers who have (with Huber’s guidance) made the investment in organic, first rate viticulture, the fruit is drawn from all nine históric villages of Priorat: El Lloar, Porrera, La Vilella Baixa, La Vilella Alta, Escaladei, Bellmunt, Gratallops, Torroja and Poboleda.

As part of the project Huber and co. have begun restoring the historic co-op building of Torroja, where it is hoped the wines will be made in the future, bringing together the growers of the region as it did in the past. In the meantime, the wines are made at Terroir al Límit, they are naturally fermented and raised in cement for six months; no destemming, no stainless steel, no pigeage, no extraction, and there is no new oak.

In just its second release, the ’16 Negre is a lovely old school Priorat that’s pure of fruit and minerals, and with no hint of oak treatment. There’s layers of gorgeous sweet dark cherry fruit interwoven with inky, smoky mineral notes and a long juicy finish with very fine tannins. Wildly drinkable and terrific value, it hints of a Priorat that might have been…

Want to know more about Priorat & Dominik Huber check out the article in the Wine Bites Mag “Cutting Edge Priorat from Dominik Huber’s Terroir al Límit” We spent a couple of hours with Dominik talking wine, food, travels, and, a little about Priorat! There’s a video, maps, and, a few thoughts on … DUN, DUN, DAHHHH … Natural Wine!

Check out our current Spanish range, we’ve got Dominik’s wines + a growing list from across the country. If there’s anything you want just drop us a Request! We have access to Dominik’s ‘Dits Del Terra’, ‘Abrossar’, ‘Les Manyes’ & ‘Les Tosses’.

 

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Terroir Al Limit S L, Torroja del Priorat, Spain

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