2011 Terroir al Limit "Terra de Cuques" Priorat (Previously $45)

SKU #1252094 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2011 Terra de Cuques is a new white first produced in 2011; a village wine produced with Pedro Ximenez and 20% Muscat and aged in old wood. It is a soil-driven white, with a strong chalky sensation (the PX is planted on calcareous soils). There are notes of yellow flowers, fennel and Mediterranean herbs, iodine, not very showy, somehow restrained, subtle and a little spicy. A tasty wine, dry, with a strong mineral feeling, both varieties perfectly assembled, without the Muscat marking much (harvested early). A very gastronomic white, perfect with seafood. The bottle seems to empty itself in the presence of food. Only 5,000 bottles were produced (and the winery sold them all in three months!). The way to go for Priorat whites. (LG)  (2/2014)

K&L Notes

Based in the village of Torroja, Terroir al Limit represents the vanguard in a newly energized Priorat. Proprietor Dominik Huber produces bright, expressive, mineral drenched wines that are powerful and representative of Priorat, yet somehow altogether something different due to their acidity and relatively lighter, more tense style. These are wines made from grapes picked on the earlier side, that are fermented with whole clusters and then allowed to age in anything other than a stainless steel tank or new wooden vessel. Terra de Cuqes is a blend of Pedro Ximenez and Muscat de Alexandria, macerated on the skins for 15 days and aged for a year in concrete tank. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rias Baixas

Alcohol Content (%): 13