Terroir al Limit "Historic Blanco Priorat" 2016

  • Most people associate Priorat with the full-bodied reds grown on steep slopes, but all hail to the beautiful Mediterranean whites that are grown here, in this case by Dominik Huber. What he has done here in the region in less than 15 years is remarkable. He became entranced with the history of the Priorat – it’s rhythms of life, the simple cuisine and the honest wines that honored their origins, and we can’t blame him. Anyone that has been there knows this fact.

    A blend of Garnatxa Blanca and Macabeu. Harvest is manual and the grapes are pressed whole cluster without any manipulation so their flavors are infused rather than extracted. Nothing is added or removed and the wines ferment and age in 5000L concrete tanks. Bottled 6 months after the harvest they are meant to be drunk young.

    To quote Dominik: “The French have a very beautiful expression, they call it vin de soif. You drink Terroir Historic not with your mind but with you belly and emotions. With Terroir Historic you are hungry and thirsty and want to socialize because in the end this is the fundamental thing about wine, you share it with your friends and family.”