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Terra de Cuques

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Terra de Cuques Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Pedro Ximénez, Muscat d'Alexandria
Age of Vines
20-35
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Schist, clay limestone
Altitude
400-600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle pressing and whole clusters layered in fermentation vat, natural yeast fermentation, pressed after a 1 week maceration, fermentation finishes in a concrete tank
Aging
16-20 months in concrete vats

Overview

The Pedro Ximenez comes from vineyards in El Molar, where the soils are pebbly, clay-limestone rather than schist. Harvested by hand, the PX is layered whole cluster in a wine press and gently pressed by foot over a period of one hour; then, it is basket pressed, providing a combination of extraction, oxidation, and maceration. The Muscat, which comes from the village of Porrera, is fermented like red wine, with the grapes being layered whole-cluster in a fermentation vat and pressed down by foot. Once the vat is full, it is left undisturbed for a week, during which fermentation begins spontaneously. After a week, the Muscat is pressed and finishes fermentation in concrete tanks. These methods infuse the wine with the phenolic compounds of the skins without extracting the tannins. Cuques is a blend of Pedro Ximénez (90%) and Muscat d’Alexandria (10%).

Ratings & Reviews

93

2019 Terra de Cuques

Source: JS

93

2018 Terra de Cuques

Source: JS

92

2018 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

93

2017 Terra de Cuques

Source: JS

93

2017 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

93

2016 Terra de Cuques

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92

2016 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

94

2015 Terra de Cuques

Source: JS

91

2014 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

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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