TERROIR AL LÍMIT 'Històric' Tinto 2018

TERROIR AL LÍMIT 'Històric' Tinto 2018

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Supple red and blue fruits, minerality and extreme natural drinkability. Tasty!

 

The Històric range from Terroir al Limit sources grapes from independent farmers throughout Priorat, Spain, and focuses on indigenous varieties. Tinto is a blend of Garnacha and Cariñena, showing supple fruits, minerality and extreme drinkability. A great expression of this ancient region.

Producer: Terroir Al Limit

Region/Country: Priorat, Spain

Grape/s: Grenache, Carignan

Production Method: Sustainable farming and natural winemaking. Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Style: Deeply coloured with lifted aromatics and great freshness

Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats, savoury dishes, Mediterranean cuisine

Variety: Grenache

Profile: Grenache is an extremely widely planted variety, very well suited to warmer climates, where it is commonly blended with the likes of Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah and Carignan. It grows as a bush vine, making it suited to drought conditions and helping to protect the fruit from sun and wind damage. Wines display vivid red colour and vibrant red fruit character alongside distinctive Mediterranean herb flavourings. With added ripeness Grenache can take on a more medicinal tinge and greatly concentrated, dried fruit flavours. There are many old vine plantings throughout the Southern Rhone and Australia, and the wines produced from these offer extremely good value for money.

Classic Regions: Southern Rhone (France), Rioja, Priorat (Spain), McLaren Vale (Australia), Swartland (South Africa)

Terroir Al Limit

In 2001 a food and wine obsessed German named Dominik Huber, and winemaker Eben Sadie fell in love with Priorat. As the project grew, and they took on more vineyard sites, Dominik dedicated more time to farming - implementing biodynamics, and other methods to reduce the stress on vines in this stark and difficult terrain. The resulting lithe and elegant, pure and expressive wines have gone from strength to strength, and fully deserve the reputation and cult-status they’ve since acquired.

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