2017 Terroir al Limit Priorat Historic Negre

Priorat, Spain

Fine-boned Grenache Carignan blend from the high hills of Priorat. Gentle tannin, gentle heart.


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It's a fruit-driven, light, refreshing Mediterranean blend...

Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

The Historic red and white wines are designed as a place to house the new plantings of Terroir al Limit and allow winemaker Dominik Hubert to blend together a more general representation of the region.

His famous ability to transmit the essence of the Priorat region like no other is on show here, even at this lower price point.

This is his lightest, freshest red cuveé - a sea of licorice, berries and gentle spice. Delicious and cool to the last drop. As Dominik describes it, it's Priorat Unplugged.

About Terroir Al Limit

Dominik Hubert is leading something of a renaissance in the historical wine producing region of Priorat.

He is considered one of the brightest young stars of the region, pushing boundaries and striving to make the most elegant and eloquent wines of the region today. In his operation, tradition meets innovation - the old dry grown bush vines of Carignan and Grenache honoured with as little influence as possible from the hand of the winemaker.

These wines are a shining light of the region. Bucking the trend of hulking, oaky wines of yesteryear and bringing Priorat into a new era.

Winemaker Dominik Hubert
Winemaker Dominik Hubert
Priorat, Spain
Additional Info

From The Producer

Unlike the site specific wines of Terroir Al Limit, Terroir Històric is devoted to expressing the complex character of the whole of Priorat in two colors: white and red. While the project launched in 2015 is a remarkable incubator for new plantings from the clay and schist soils of Montsant, it is also a liquid homage, utilizing the négocient tradition of the past to secure a sustainable future. Terroir Històric encourages young farmers to not only return to family vineyards in the region’s 9 villages in and around Torroja, but also transition these family vines to organic farming. Històric Negre is a blend of Priorat’s traditional red varieties: Grenche Noir (75 %) and Cariñena (25 %).

Harnessing the simple, honest power of great fruit means a truly hands off approach in the cellar: hand harvest, whole cluster naturally ferment, and transfer to cement tank for eight months. No steel, no extraction, no oak. Crisp red fruit aromas of pomegranate and hibiscus, fennel and blackberry are underscored with the savory accents of smoky garrigue. Fine-grained tannins shape the balanced palate into one both juicy and mouthwatering. Wine at both its most basic, and most beautiful. Priorat unplugged.

Blend : Grenache (75%), Carignan (25%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dominik and his son
Dominik and his son
Priorat, Spain
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Wine Advocate

“It's a fruit-driven, light, refreshing Mediterranean blend with notes of licorice and wild berries. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and a soft, caressing texture. I tasted the wine that was going to be bottled (in March 2018). They expect to fill some 6,000 bottles.” - Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate)


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