Terroir al Limit-Dominik Huber-Terroir Historic Blanc-Priorat
Terroir al Limit-Dominik Huber-Terroir Historic Blanc-Priorat

TERROIR HISTÒRIC WHITE

The harvest is completely manual and we use boxes holding a maximum of 12 kilos to respect the grape to the utmost. We use the technique common in the Priorat prior to the industrialisation of the winemaking companies. The grapes are placed whole in cement tanks and gently trodden. Then we close the vat and wait for the yeasts of the vineyard to do their work. We interfere as little as possible and there is no pigeage or remontage. With this unusual maceration, we achieve a white wine that in former times was called brisat; it has some oxidative notes, but is easy to drink. We use the press, which is horizontal and pneumatic, at low pressure to allow the wine to express all the fruit from its interior, thus making it a totally gastronomic wine.
Location 9 villages of Priorat Històric: Bellmunt, Gratallops, El Lloar, Escaladei, Poboleda, Porrera, Torroja, Vilella Alta, Vilella Baixa
Age 35 - 50 years old
Altitude 350 - 800 metres
Varieties 75% White Grenache 25% Macabeu
Soils
Slate, Clay, Granite, Alluvial
Production 3,800 bottles
Yield 8,000 kg per hectare
Alcohol 13%
Location 9 villages of Priorat Històric: Bellmunt, Gratallops, El Lloar, Escaladei, Poboleda, Porrera, Torroja, Vilella Alta, Vilella Baixa
Age 35 - 50 years old
Altitude 350 - 800 metres
Varieties 75% White Grenache 25% Macabeu
Soils
Slate, Clay, Granite, Alluvial
Production 3,800 bottles
Yield 8,000 kg per hectare
Alcohol 13%
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Cement was the only possible choice for the philosophy of the project. Terroir Històric White reposes for 6 months in cement vats. The end result is a new interpretation of the Priorat terroir without the loss of its roots.
Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez | The Wine Advocat

The 2016 Terroir Históric Blanc is a blend of 75% Garnacha Blanca and 25% Macabeo aged in concrete vats for some six months. They use organically grown grapes that come from their own vineyards and from other growers. It has light skin contact, as it’s the traditional “brisat” style, which gives the wine structuring tannins and some herbaceous and spicy notes (they even use stems) that go very well with food and results in slightly lower alcohol.

The 2016 vintage is fresher than the initial 2015, which is when they started this project with the idea to deliver affordable wines that have a traditional profile, wines from the Mediterranean but being careful with alcohol. This has 13% alcohol, which is the minimum allowed by the appellation of origin. It’s tasty and soft, a tad fresher than the 2015. 6,000 bottles were filled in March 2017.