Terroir al Limit
L' Arbossar, 2019

Priorat, Spain

£72.00

Terroir al Limit, L' Arbossar, 2019

Terroir al Limit
L' Arbossar, 2019

Priorat, Spain

£72.00

L’Arbossar is a steep, north-facing vineyard near the village of Torroja, which Dominik spotted while riding his motorbike on the twisting mountain roads one day. Despite the conventional wisdom against northern exposure and Carinyena, he could sense that this was a unique site. The resulting wine is finely structured and expressive – pure raspberry and cherry overlay warm herbal notes.
16.5+
Jancis Robinson MW

Carignan. Rich, round and concentrated with masses of llicorella texture and tang. Pretty hefty but the mineral notes keep it refreshing. 14%, Drink 2022 – 2028.

About Terroir al Limit

Terroir al Limit make some of the most elegant and expressive wines in the Priorat. The project started in 2001, food and wine obsessed German Dominik Huber fell in love with Priorat after doing an internship at Mas Martinet. With the belief that this dramatic terroir had the potential to yield exceptional grapes and singular wines, he rented a small plot of old vine Garnacha and Carignan, along with some cellar space to vinify the first cuvee.

Over the years he has taken on more vineyards and devoted increasing time and energy to farming, implementing Biodynamics in his vineyards. The winemaking has also evolved - turning away from the heavily extracted and oaked style that was then so closely associated with quality Priorat. He replaced the small barrels with concrete tanks and large oak casks, whilst adopting gentler extraction, or 'infusion' as he refers to it. 

A firm believer in showcasing the region’s unique vineyard sites, Dominik bottles in the Burgundian model: wine are classified as crus, village wines (Vi de Vila), or regional wines such as the Terroir Historic red and white, where grapes are sourced from trusted growers across the Priorat. The resulting wines are lithe and elegant, pure and expressive, and fully deserve the reputation they’ve acquired.