Terroir al Limit Priorat Dits del Terra 2017

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James Suckling
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The Wine Advocate
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Vi de Coster, the equivalent of 1er Cru wine. The Dits del Terra can be thought of as Arbossar’s south-facing sibling. It is also 100% Cariñena, from three schist-rich sites where the vines are more than 80 years old. The south-facing terroir brings more flesh and power yet also beautiful acidity. Huber and Peceric infuse the juice very gently, simply using a jug to pour juice over the top of the whole bunches. It was aged in a 3,500-litre Stockinger cask. This is a layered, hedonistic and seductive expression of Priorat. There’s flesh, as you would expect of this site, but also loads of spice and drive as well as perfume, juicy deliciousness and fine, savoury tannins. A rare straight Carignan, and a beautiful one at that.
Vi de Coster, the equivalent of 1er Cru wine. The Dits del Terra can be thought of as Arbossar’s south-facing sibling. It is also 100% Cariñena, from three schist-rich sites where the vines are more than 80 years old. The south-facing terroir brings more flesh and power yet also beautiful acidity. Huber and Peceric infuse the juice very gently, simply using a jug to pour juice over the top of the whole bunches. It was aged in a 3,500-litre Stockinger cask. This is a layered, hedonistic and seductive expression of Priorat. There’s flesh, as you would expect of this site, but also loads of spice and drive as well as perfume, juicy deliciousness and fine, savoury tannins. A rare straight Carignan, and a beautiful one at that.

Scores & Reviews

95 /

James Suckling

A complex and finely tuned red with blackberry, black mushroom, walnut and dark chocolate. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a vivid finish. Drinkable now, but better after 2021

93 /

The Wine Advocate

Pure Cariñena from a 60-year-old vineyard in the village of Torroja del Priorat, the 2017 Dits del Terra still saw 70% of its volume matured in oak foudre, a percentage that is going to be diminished in future vintages until the wine ages exclusively in concrete. This is also a lot more developed and riper than the 2018, the same as I found in the Arbossar. This has lots of spices (even a touch of curry) and some tertiary aromas coming through. The palate reveals some earthy rusticity, dusty tannins and less depth of flavors than in 2018. 3,300 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2019