Terroir Historic offers a regional expression of Priorat. For this wine, Dominik brings together Garnacha and Carinyena fruit from several organically farmed vineyards from the nine villages of Priorat. Simple vinification – whole bunch fermentation with native yeasts, followed by 6 months in concrete – allows the fruit to shine through unobscured, showcasing a flavour profile unique to the terroir. This wine displays beautiful red fruit aromas, fragrant florals and dried Mediterranean herbs and a steely minerality. The palate is fine and fresh, with supple tannins and a seductive core of cherry fruit.
The red 2021 Terroir Históric has moderate ripeness and 13.5% alcohol from a slightly cooler year that resulted in a tighter wine that is a little closed. It was bottled a little earlier with good freshness, more vertical and a little reticent but with balance. It has purity and is clean, with fine tannins. It aged exclusively in stainless steel (in the past they used concrete). It's medium-bodied, fresh and easy to drink.
Drink: 2023 - 2028
Terroir al Limit was founded in 2001, by acclaimed South African winemaker Eben Sadie and the talented German Dominik Huber. The duo shared a strong belief that Priorat's dramatic terroir had the potential to yield exceptional grapes and singular wines. Together they rented a small plot of old vine Garnacha and Carignan and went to work crafting wines that would go on to define the modern face of Priorat. Eben moved back to South Africa in 2012, and from there Dominik took over the reins and continued to drive the project to great heights. Today, Terroir al Limit crafts textured whites and sensational reds that Luis Gutierrez (robertparker.com) has even likened to Rhone's iconic Chateau Rayas. Yet despite this comparison, to us, these wines are peerless. They are entirely unique to the terroir of Priorat, offering a snapshot into this incredible Spanish region and the potential of its vines.