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White Wine Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques 2017

Crianza white wine from Priorat. Blend of Pedro Ximénez and Muscat of Alexandria.
Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Terroir al Límit
P 93 94 94

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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.

A blend of 90% Pedro Ximénez and 10% Muscat of Alexandria, the grapes come from 20 to 35-year-old biodynamically farmed grapevines, planted in very poor, slate and limestone soils.

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.

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Appearance

The white wine Terroir al Límit Terra de Cuques has an intense yellow colour with a golden rim.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

Year 2017
Type White
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 13-14ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker's Score 93
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
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
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Fabulous Priorat
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Simply superb!! Mineral and citrusy, with real complexity and nuance.
Review by (Posted on 29 September 2020)
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