Search Keywords, Wine, Producers, Distributors

Terra de Cuques

Terroir al Limit

Terra de Cuques Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa Negra, Carinyena
Age of Vines
25-40
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Schist, clay limestone
Altitude
400 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole clusters layered in fermentation vat, natural yeast fermentation, pressed after a 1-2 week maceration, fermentation finishes in concrete tanks and Stockinger foudres
Aging
20 months in concrete tanks and Stockinger foudres

Overview

The Terra de Cuques Negre (formerly Vi de Vila Torroja) is Dominik Huber’s “village” wine and among his reds, the only one where he blends Garnatxa Negra with Carinyena. It comes from several vineyards ranging in age from 25–40 years old located around the village of Torroja, which are on primarily classic llicorella soils and a portion of the Garnatxa planted on much scarcer clay-limestone soils. The grapes are harvested by hand and layered, whole-cluster, into a fermentation tank where the grapes’ weight produces just enough juice to begin fermentation. At this point, Dominik lets nature take its course. After a short maceration, the wine is transferred to concrete vats and Stockinger foudres to complete its primary and malolactic fermentations.

Ratings & Reviews

92+

2018 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

94

2017 Terra de Cuques

Source: JS

93

2017 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

94

2016 Terra de Cuques

Source: JS

93

2016 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

92

2015 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

92+

2014 Terra de Cuques

Source: WA

93

2013 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

Downloads