Priorat Blanco "Historic", Terroir Al Limit
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Priorat Blanco "Historic", Terroir Al Limit - 2017

Item # 42723 750mL
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Tasting Notes

After a manual harvest, the grapes were placed in cement tanks and gently trodden. The wine is fermented with ambient yeasts and then aged in cement tanks for 6 months. Unoaked. This lively white wine is full-bodied with a mild refreshing spritz on the palate.

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Staff Pick Notes

Big, brooding, bold red wines are what most of us think about when Priorat is mentioned. If you do a little searching though, you can find gems from the full spectrum of colors and styles. Established just after the turn of the millennium, Terroir al Limit focuses on enhancing sustainable and traditional grape growing and wine making practices while pushing the boundaries of what one might expect from Priorat. This blend of Grenache Blanc & Macabeo is an authentic expression of the region, despite the fact that it's a white wine. A lo-fi approach is taken, with hand-harvested fruit, native yeast, and whole cluster fermentation. A smidge of skin contact adds texture and savory herbal notes, coupled with bright citrus peel. If unexpected surprises are your thing, don't miss out on this wine!


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