Dits del Terra 2017 – Terroir al Limit

60,89 

Includes 19% MwSt.
(81,19  / 1000 ml)
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Dits del Terra 2017 - Terroir al Limit

60,89 

SKU: 9930001134 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 09.07.2020, Copyright Marian Henß

Info

Since its foundation, the winery has been in a constant state of change. For some years now, Dominik Huber has been pursuing the vision of doing completely without wood in the cellar. Dits del Terra is one of the few cuvees that mature to 100% i Stockinger-Fudenr. The hot, dry Priorat should be driven to more finesse and the already warm and powerful wines should be dressed with more freshness and finesse. The alcohol content of 13.5% vol. is prescribed by the D.O. for a wine with designation of origin without any further ado. Moreover, Huber follows da credo "infusion instead of extraction" and thus wants to counteract the further release of color, extract, tannin and intensity. The Carignan vines come from a hot southern slope and are harvested much earlier than the cooler Arbossar. Huber probably also liked to call the Dits del Terra "US-Cuvee" in former times because of the fruit concentration. After the harvest, the grapes are pressed in the same way as the other red cuvees. "Grappes entieres" is something Huber learned and adopted for himself in earlier years during his time with Tom Lubbe of Matassa. Oxidation is not really desired in the basket press. Fermentation lasts about 10 days before pressing with little pressure. Dominik Huber has a "strong vision of what Priorat should taste like". He and his team are always among the very first to harvest there, for which they were also ridiculed for a long time. However, today's success speaks for them and the path they have chosen.

Color

Velvet red with violet reflections

Nose

On the nose, the Dits del Terra is clearly more typical of the region than the other Carignan from the 2017 vintage. A dark, concentrated fruit is on stage. Plums, morello cherries and blueberries. I'd put this in Priorat just from the nose. So the name "US Cuvee" is more apt than I thought after all. Likewise, this is reminiscent of the Mediterranean. The famous garrique is in the glass, revealing lavender, rosemary and thyme. Cinnamon and clove also make their presence felt. A dark, mysterious note makes curious for more.

Palate

From sip 1 it presents itself polished and pure, cool and majestic. The Priorat nose experiences a revelation on the palate. Pure slate, with a very present freshness and pressure at the same time. Very similar to the pleasure of freshly picked plums. The mouthfeel is racy with a decent amount of grip. A pleasant acidity and fine tannins exchange blows. Equally, I also find it juicy and lean. As a contemporary wine it also shows itself rather green and straightforward with enormous drinking flow. I estimate the storage potential enormously well.

Food recommendations from Marian Henß

  • Roasted entrecôte, green asparagus, mojo rojo
    (Meat)
  • Roasted red mullet, escabeche vegetables
    (Fish)
  • Grilled carrot, rosemary potatoes and ajoli
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)

winery
Type

Vintage

Variety

Content

Alcohol content

13,5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Allergens

Contains sulfur

Acid

5,4 g/l

Drinking temperature

16°

Parker points

93

Manufacturer

Terroir al Limit, c/ Baixa Font 12, 43737 Torroja del Priorat / Spain

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