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Red Wine Vèrtebra 2018

Red wine from Montsant. Varietal Grenache aged for 6 months in concrete tanks.

Crianza. 6 Months in concrete barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Terroir al Límit
P 93 92 93

Availability: In stock

€28.50
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A few years ago, Dominik Huber, owner of bodega Terroir al Límit from Priorat, decided to expand into the neighbouring DO Montsant. He appropriately named his new company Terroir Sense Fronteres.

As it turns out, Mr. Huber's Montsant wines are at least as interesting as the ones from Priorat. In fact, one could argue that they show even more finesse.

A varietal Grenache, Vèrtebra is produced from high-altitude vines grown in clayey soils and farmed following minimal-intervention techniques.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were first destemmed and fermented for about a week with indigenous yeasts. Again, in order to reduce human intervention to the minimum, no pump-overs or punch-downs were performed during the process.

After that, Vèrtebra 2018 was aged in concrete tanks for a period of 6 months.

This is a sort of Montsant-meets-Burgundy Spanish red wine.

Aerate this Montsant red wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Vèrtebra is medium cherry with a maroon rim.

Nose

The nose of this varietal Grenache feels very pure. Pristine suggestions of wild strawberries, Mediterranean garrigue, liquorice and flowers in bloom. There is nuance and transparency here, as well as a well defined sense of place.

Palate

Medium-bodied and very fresh, this wine from Terroir al Límit is delicately earthy and floral, with smooth tannins and a sensational freshness. Again, the wine feels fluid and effortless. Long finish, with remembrances of red berries, Med garrigue and flowers.

Our personal opinion

A high-altitude wine, Vèrtebra 2018 is all about nuance and subtlety.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in concrete barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Parker's Score 93
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides James Suckling 94.
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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excellent
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D. Huber makes the most Burgundian - or perhaps I should say Gredo-like - of all Catalan Grenache wines. This feels fresh, pure and effortless. Very nice wine.
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