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2018 Terroir Sense Fronteres Montsant Guix Vermell Negre

Montsant, Spain

Breathtakingly good Grenache from Priorat renegade Dominik Huber. Finesse and perfume make this one for lovers and collectors of the greatest bottles of Burgundy and Piedmont.

HIGH SCORE

$740.00

About
This is a crazy wine with such depth and compact character with blue fruit and shaved graphite (..) Very complex and complete with excellent texture.

James Suckling

About The Wine

Guix Vermell is the flagship wine of the Terroir Sense Fronteres label. 100% Grenache and raised in amphora this is Grand Cru Grenache for Burgundy drinkers. Impressive aromatically it runs the full gamut from violet through cranberry to rust, the palate is complex adding graphite and a chalky saltiness. The wine is fluid and elegant but with inherent power.

Yes, this wine is expensive, achingly so, but, the authenticity, detail, and finesse are so mind-blowingly good that the value offered here is superb. For those who wish to experience all the greatest wines the world has to offer, this needs to be on your bucket list.

About Terroir Sense Fronteres

Dominik Huber has changed the face of Priorat and now he is on a mission to do the same for Montsant. At 800m elevation and with water retaining clay soils Montsant is capable of producing Garnacha (both colours) and Carinena of incredible freshness and finesse and, unlike Priorat, the DO permits a lower ABV so that freshness can be captured in all its glory.

Leading the charge at Terroir Sense Fronteres is Terroir al Limit’s talented Vigneron Tatjana Peceric and her natural flair for the region is apparent. All the wines are whole bunch fermented in concrete, amphorae and stainless steel and infusion over extraction is the norm. Never have the depths of Spain had more nerve, tension, and fluidity, these an extremely satisfying set of wines to explore.

Tatjana Peceric and Dominik Huber
Tatjana Peceric and Dominik Huber
Terroir Sense Fronteres
Additional Info

From The Producer

Els Montalts is a tiny 4-hectare vineyard that sits at a dizzying 800m of elevation. The 45-year-old Garnacha vines that thrive there show an unparalleled beauty and elegant finesse.

Vinification and aging occur in Italian terracotta amphoras, maintaining a consistent and natural connection with the clay from vine to bottle. After fermentation, the wines are further aged in the same amphorae for up to 6 months to ultimately reveal an unparalleled expression of the Montsant terroir.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tatjana kicking off a wholebunch ferment at Terroir Sense Fronteres
Tatjana kicking off a wholebunch ferment at Terroir Sense Fronteres
Montsant, Spain
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Wine Advocate

"... There are notes of raspberries, red cherries, acid strawberry, violets and spices; it's very balanced and insinuating, open and pure, elegant and harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. I tasted this next to the 2016 Les Manyes from Terroir al Limit, and the wines are very different; they have completely different aromas, and there is more depth and complexity in the wine from Priorat. But this is really superb, and it's still very young and should also develop in bottle."- Luis Gutiérrez (The Wine Advocate)

96Points
James Suckling

"This is a crazy wine with such depth and compact character with blue fruit and shaved graphite. Full to medium body. Very complex and complete with excellent texture. Red chilies and rust. Extremely long and creamy with excellent structure. Pure garnacha."- James Suckling (jamessuckling.com)

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