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2019 Terroir Sense Fronteres Pas de Deux Montsant Coreografia

Montsant, Spain

The debut solo wine from the talented Tatjana Peceric of Terroir al Limit. An artisanal Carignan/ Grenache blend, it is considered and expressive, most certainly the start of something great.

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About The Wine

Before her life at Terroir al Limit Tatjana Peceric was a dancer - Coreografia, her own range of wines released as part of the Terroir Sense Fronteres line up, is named for that previous life.

Pas de Deux is a blend of fifty year old Carignan and Grenache from the village of Cornudella which, at 700m elevation, is one of Montsant's coolest sites.

Tatjana's lo-fi but thoughtful approach has produced a transparent wine with detail and drive. The fruit is red with floral tones and a chalky mineral edge, the acidity is nervy and energetic.

Tatjana has certainly brought a dancer's grace to this cuvee, a wonderful debut and we can't wait to see more. Get onto this producer now.

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
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From The Producer

A liquid homage to a region, tradition and place. Craftsmanship in the vineyard and a lo-fi approach in the cellar: no destemming, whole bunch pressing, extremely gentle extraction.

Wild red fruit and the savory spice of dried herbs reveal a playful interconnectedness of aromatics and flavor. Pas de Deux moves with a silken, structured grace, balanced, with a web of fine-grained tannins on the palate before fading into a long, lingering finish.

Blend : Carignan (50%), Grenache (50%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
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

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Wine Advocate

A new red blend of 50% Garnacha with 50% Cariñena, the 2019 Pas de Deux Coreografia was inspired by the love of winemaker Tatjana Peceric for dance. The grapes were sourced from 50- to 60-year-old vines at 700 meters in altitude in the village of Cornudella del Montsant that are in the process of being certified in biodynamic farming. Half of he volume fermented in amphorae and the rest in stainless steel, always with indigenous yeasts, and it matured in those vessels for six moths before it was bottled. The wine is surprisingly fresher than 2018. Cornudella and Siurana are the coolest villages of Montsant. There are very few vineyards in Cornudella, which is the northernmost village of Montsant, quite different from La Figuera, and the altitude also contributes an extra dimension, adding to bright acid red berries and with an electric sensation on the palate. The ripening cycle is very slow here, and the soils are a light red with lots of gypsum, which also seems to add a chalky feeling in the texture. This is clean, elegant, aromatic and expressive. 2,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020.

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