Dominik describes this as his 'village' wine, offering a delicious snapshot of the unique Priorat terroir from which it hails. This blend of Garnacha and Carignan is sourced from several vineyards around the village of Torroja, ranging in age from 25–40 years old. Carefully harvested by hand, fermented with natural yeast, and aged in both concrete and steel tank, this is a vibrant, fresh red with notes of cherries and plums, plus a delightfully grippy finish.
There is a lot of precision, clarity and focus in the mineral 2021 Terra de Cuques, which has moderate ripeness and a fresher sensation than in the 2019, despite having the same alcohol (13.5%). 2019 could be the modern version of the 2016, with finesse and elegance. This is the first vintage completely without any oak, an important change for them. It opens up nicely with time in the glass, developing a fresh herbal note.
Drink Date: 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.