Red Wine Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2018
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This single vineyard Spanish red wine is one of the three "Vins de Coster" (literally meaning "Slope wines") produced by Terroir al Límit, certainly the most Burgundian of all the wineries working in Priorat.
Rather fittingly, Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra is a varietal Carignan, the grape variety that, in the view of many connoisseurs, best expresses the rugged slate soils of the region.
This varietal red wine from Priorat is produced from three little plots located on very steep, south-oriented slopes. The grapevines, over 80 years old, are farmed following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were meticulously selected, whole bunch fermented with indigenous yeasts, and macerated for a period of 14 days.
After that, Dits del Terra 2018 was aged for 15 months in demi-muids and a 1,800-litre Austrian oak vat.
Bear in mind that Carignan is a highly reductive grape. To appreciate this wine in its full glory, you should decant it at least 2 hours before drinking.
The red wine Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra is bright cherry with a violet rim.
Fresh and intense, with an excellent definition and a promising complexity, this old-vines Carignan starts conveying some deep mineral undertones, along with fresh, pristine notions of red berries, cocoa and red flowers. There is a subtle, insinuating background of tree bark, Mediterranean garrigue, menthol and dry earth.
As usual, on the palate this old Carignan shows a seriousness and a depth matched by very few grapes. Exceptionally pure and terroir-oriented, this wine from Bodega Terroir al Límit is sinewy, fluid and very precise. There are some earthy remembrances, marvelous notes of wild berries and bitter cocoa, a panoply of aromatic herbs and a focused, razor-sharp character. Long, spellbinding finish with some mineral undertones.
|Our personal opinion||
Once again, winemaker Dominik Huber has done an awfully nice job with Dits del Terra 2018. An age-worthy red, this wine hides many subtleties and niceties, so be sure to decant it if you want to enjoy it now.
Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2017:
Enterwine 95. Parker 93. Guía Peñín 95.
Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2016:
Enterwine 95. James Suckling 98. Peñín 94. Parker 93.
Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2015:
Enterwine 94. Parker 95. James Suckling 94.
Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2013:
Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 94.
Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2012:
Terroir al Límit Dits del Terra 2011:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Duck, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|