White Wine Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques 2017
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Produced by the Terroir al Límit winery, Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques is a highly interesting Spanish white wine produced in DOQ Priorat, a region whose white wines are as bit as interesting -some say even more- than its world-famous red wines.
Harvested by hand in little boxes, once in the cellar the Pedro Ximenez grapes were pressed in a vertical basket press. As for the Muscat grapes, they were fermented whole clusters with indigenous yeasts in 500-litre oak vats; after that, the grapes were pressed, drawn-off, and dry fermented again. Finally, the wine Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques 2017 was aged for about 15 months in the vats.
This superbly crafted Priorat white wine is as terroir-oriented as they come.
We suggest that you aerate Terra de Cuques Blanc some time before drinking.
In order to enjoy it to the fullest, serve it at a temperature around 13ºC.
The white wine Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques has an intense yellow colour with a golden rim.
Intense, crisp aromas of white fruit, Mediterranean garrigue and toast. This blend of Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel de Alejandría also suggests some salty and mineral notes, with a deep mineral background and a fennel tip.
Precise and focused, if tasted blind one would hardly guess that this white wine of the Terroir al Límit winery comes from such a warm region. Super clean and savoury on the palate, with remembrances of lime, rosemary, flint and salt. Richly layered and fresh, with refined texture and a long, mineral finish. What an engaging Priorat white wine!
|Our personal opinion||
The excellent Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques 2017 proves that the white wines from Priorat are at least as characterful as the reds.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Percentage of variety||Pedro Ximénez 90%, Moscatel de Alejandría 10%.|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oysters, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Rosted piglet, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and full bodied, Fresh and dry, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|