Dits del Terra Priorat 2016


The wine Priorat Dits del Terra is a red wine produced in the Catalunya region, more precisely Priorat or the Torroja del Priorat in Spain, by Terroir al Limit. The vineyards are south facing in the sun-baked slate hills of Priorat and 60+ year old carignan vines are not usually harbingers of floral elegance and silken grace. And yet this gap between expectation and stunning creation is precisely what makes Dits de Terra so iconic. The vineyard, one of the original Terroir Al Limit holdings, honors the Cyprus trees that shade the historic Eremitas throughout the region.

It is crafted using whole bunch fermentation and initial vinification in cement, then afforded a rare gift: time, in the form of 16 months in Stockinger foudres and cement, with a gentle and unobtrusive elevage. This care and attention elevates it into a fine, complex and fluid expression of different terroirs. The dark depths in the glass belie its ephemeral lightness in aroma and flavor. Breathy black fruits and a persistent herbality enhance the supple spice and suspended movement across the palate. Anise, fresh fennel and rose notes are underscored with a fluid web of balsamic accents – never weighty nor wide. The wine exudes gravitas with the elegant confidence that comes only from complete comfort in one’s own skin. Only 2000 bottles produced,  Masterclass of a wine!


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Cherry colour with a garnet rim and fine tear
Nose Intense nose. Ripe fruit, raspberry, cherry, balsamic, minerals, herbal scrub and wet ground with notes of toasted oak
Palate Black Fruits, fine herbs and a hint of spice. Anise, fresh fennel, rose and balsamic notes. This is a very thin and fine wine that gives the describes elegance to wines

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Carignan
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Intense and Structure Red
Estate/Producer Terroir Al Limit
Country Spain
Region Catalunya Sub-Region: Priorat- Torroja del Priorat
Vintage 2016
Vinification Whole-bunch, wild yeast, 2 weeks maceration, no pumping over or punching down. 24 months in a single 3500 litre Stockinger foudre
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Enjoy this Vintage now but can be stored for another 10 years


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