Terroir al Limit Priorat Historic Blanco 2016 - SPIRITED Wines
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Terroir al Limit Priorat Historic Blanco 2016
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Terroir al Limit Priorat Historic Blanco 2016

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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.
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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.

Luis Gutierrez, April 27, 2018