Terroir al Limit-Les Tosses-Priorat-Dominik Huber
Terroir al Limit-Les Tosses-Priorat-Dominik Huber

LES TOSSES VI D’ALTURA

All reds are vinified in a very similar way. The technique is ancient and was traditionally used in Burgundy. We use the whole non- destemmed grape and empty the small 10kg cases gently into our vats, avoiding the accumulation of air and using some CO2. When the vat is full we just cover it and wait for natural fermentation, using only wild yeasts. The grapes should remain at a temperature of around 20o, not too cold in order to begin a quick, dynamic fermentation and not too warm to avoid the temperature rising above 28o during the fermentation.

After fermentation has started there is no mechanical interaction such as pigeage or remontage, we just leave the grapes to ferment gently and slowly. When the fermentation is complete we press the grapes, removing all the sugar from the whole grapes and then fermenting them dry in a second fermentation without the skins. The result is a very fine, complex and fluid expression of all the different terroirs we work with.
Location Torroja del Priorat
Age 72 years old
Altitude 600 meters
Varieties 100% Carignan
Soils
Black slate
Production 1,800 bottles
Yield 1,500 kg per hectare
Alcohol 13,5%
Location Torroja del Priorat
Age 72 years old
Altitude 600 meters
Varieties 100% Carignan
Soils
Black slate
Production 1,800 bottles
Yield 1,500 kg per hectare
Alcohol 13,5%
  • ELEVAGE
  • REVIEW
After several years experimenting with different casks, sizes and producers, we now work with a combination of 500-litre barrels and different sizes of Stockinger, thus guaranteeing the most respectful elevage to allow the wine to rest before early bottling. We prefer bottling the wines in a rather reductive state with some hints of gas and lots of life. This means they are very fresh and vital when put into the bottle, resulting in a fresh, straightforward wine which is tight and has lots of tension.
Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez | The Wine Advocat

I often find more similarities between Les Tosses and Dits del Terra than with the Arbossar. However, this time I found common characteristics between the 2015 Les Tosses and the Arbossar from the same year.

Both show graphite and licorice, which speaks to the freshness achieved by this southeast-facing slope planted with centenary vines. It’s musky, spiced and floral, with notes of blue fruit and violets, a touch of balsam, ash and incense along with really refined tannins with intense, penetrating and long-lasting flavors.

It’s clean, pure and delicate but also powerful and concentrated. 1,600 bottles were filled in May 2017.