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Les Tosses

Terroir al Limit

Les Tosses Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Carinyena
Age of Vines
90+
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Schist
Altitude
600–650 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in concrete vat, no pigeage or pumping over, pressed after two weeks
Aging
24 months in a Stockinger foudre (50%) and a concrete tank (50%)

Overview

Les Tosses is a steep, 90-year-old vineyard of head-pruned Carinyena on llicorella soil that Dominik Huber discovered while riding his motorbike on the twisting and mountainous dirt roads around Torroja. While many growers in the Priorat preferred Garnatxa or were planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Dominik saw the potential for pure, old-vine, Carinyena. Inspired by the Burgundian concept of terroir, Les Tosses’ minuscule yields are not blended with any other variety or Carinyena from other sites. It is harvested by hand, with whole cluster native fermentations, infused rather than extracted, with only two weeks on the skins before pressing. It finishes fermentation and malo in a Stockinger foudre (50%) and a concrete tank (50%).

Ratings & Reviews

96

2018 Les Tosses

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98

2018 Les Tosses

Source: WA

96

2017 Les Tosses

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97

2017 Les Tosses

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97

2016 Les Tosses

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98

2016 Les Tosses

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98+

2015 Les Tosses

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98

2014 Les Tosses

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96

2013 Les Tosses

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Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Dominik Huber & Jaume Sabaté
  • Winemaker
    Tatjana Peceric & Dominik Huber
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350-800 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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